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!
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.
Disasters and emergencies can affect people in anywhere and at any time of the year without warning. Flood, fire but even small events, such as a power outage, can quickly have disastrous effects for a family that is not prepared. Family emergency planning can be the key to surviving an emergency or to avoid bigger loss.
Family preparedness that involves every member of the household is paramount to ensuring that your family is ready for a disaster, whether or not you are in the home. Preparedness keys to success for this type of situation follow:
Create a family disaster supply kit.
Any car accident is frightening, but an accident in which your vehicle is thrown into the water, with you trapped inside, is absolutely terrifying. Most deaths are a result of panic, not having a plan and not understanding what is happening to the car in the water. Learn how to survive from being trapped in a sinking vehicle , even if it’s a flooded river.
A Swiss start-up company launched a new application a couple of months ago to deal with everyday risks. The Smartwatcher App works on the Apple Watch and on smartphones (both Android and iOS) and is designed to enhance your safety and to help protect you.
Pepper spray is a popular self-defense tool, it is handy to protect yourself against attackers. The use of pepper spray with substances CO is legal in Switzerland above the age of 18. It is considered as dangerous product, but not classified as weapon, so no license is required.
Choking occurs when a foreign object becomes lodged in the throat or windpipe, blocking the flow of air.
Because choking cuts off oxygen to the brain, administer first aid as quickly as possible.
Choking is an emergency. Call the emergency medical services (112) and do not attempt to drive a choking person to a hospital emergency department.