In the late ’60, when the World was super scared of the possibility of a Russian Nuclear War, Switzerland’s politics was promoting the bunkers with the “neutrality does not protect us from radioactivity”. So much that there is no other country in the world with such a density of shelters.
If you have just arrived in Switzerland and you do not speak the local language, here is a handy list of emergency phrases you can use if you call the ambulance (144).
Hang it on the door of your flat or keep it in your purse!
Hopefully you will never have to use it!
Children between the ages of 1 and 4 are most at risk for drowning. Most young children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home, had been out of sight less than five minutes, and were in the care of one or both parents at home at the time
Statistics show that in children most drownings occur in home swimming pools, while in adults, most drownings occur in natural waters.
You are moving to an apartment on the 7th floor. It has a nice balcony off the living room. The balcony is great for relaxing on and enjoying the view. But you have
an adventurous 13 month kid who loves to climb. The balcony itself looks pretty safe, it’s high enough with vertical bars but sometimes there are hazards that can make it a dangerous place for your children. You know what you can do for your kid’s safety: you do not leave any furniture or other items out and not let him unsupervised.
Everyone knows leaving children in hot cars is a big NO, even for a few minutes. But as temperatures continue to increase every summer, a common stroller mistake could also be putting babies at risk. Covering a stroller with a blanket to shield your baby from the sun can cause the temperature inside a stroller to expand to dangerous levels. There is also bad circulation of the air and it is hard to see the baby with a cover over the pram.
It can became threatening for some people when they sit down to a delicious dinner and halfway through they have a fish bone stuck in their throat. It’s a really unpleasant situation, the bone causes pain and discomfort. Lots of fish are packed with very small bones that are hard to remove. Certain freshwater fish, like trout and salmon, are especially difficulty to bone completely. And even some restaurants serve fish with the bones still in.
Here we give you some tips and show you LifeVac as an option to remove the bone!
CONGRATULATIONS to Lifevac! Another reported choking victim saved through the use of the LifeVac USA invented by Arthur Lih. This is the 3rd reported success story !! It’s nice to know that in the event the Heimlich maneuver fails, there is an alternative option that is proving to be successful.
Earthquakes occur mostly without prior notice. The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) registers an average of two earthquakes a day in Switzerland and neighbouring countries, making a total of between 500 and 800 quakes a year.
The tips of the Swiss Seismological Service provide you with helpful hints on how to behave in case of an earthquake.