National Preparedness Month – Week 2: Plan to help

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WASHINGTON (Sept. 10, 2017) — Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast. Emergency responders aren’t always nearby. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately. You are the help until help arrives.

According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46. Life-threatening injuries require immediate action to prevent an injured person from dying. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.

Learn how you can help by taking time for yourself or by teaching your community life saving skills until help arrives:

Complete the You Are the Help Survey and earn your certificate

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