In the Event of a Crisis, NorthBay is Ever Ready

In 2016, it was a collision between a train and two buses that sent 120 people to local hospitals.In 2015, it was an explosion on the Suisun City waterfront, and the year before an Ebola outbreak.In each case it was a test, only a test—part of a drill involving hospitals and first responders throughout the…
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ABCs of Emergency Care

When an emergency happens, you should always call 911 for assistance. But what if you’re in an area not quickly reached by first responders or you’re caught in a rapidly changing emergency? You may need to rely on your own skills to save a life before help arrives. The immediate threats to life— those requiring…
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Learn to Avoid Serious Accidents in Your Home

Accidents within the home are a leading cause of death in the United States. Falls, drowning, and injuries from burns, poisons and hazardous chemicals are among the most common reasons for visits to the emergency department. The good news is that many of these home accidents can be prevented by taking some extra precautions. Heather…
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SURVIVAL TIPS: Fires to Floods

Earthquake Solano County is next to several earthquake fault lines and experts say it is only a matter of time before an earthquake the magnitude of 6.7 or greater occurs in the Bay Area. It you feel the earth rumbling, take the following precautions: If you’re indoors, stay inside. If you’re outside, stay outside. If…
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It’s Critical: Have a Plan

Jacob and Kim Riley were inspired to create a family disaster preparedness plan after the birth of their daughter, Emma. Not only are Fairfield residents Jacob and Kim Riley ready in the event of a disaster, they’ve helped family and friends prepare as well. “We have a Facebook group that is just for family and…
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Teaching Others to Save Lives

Lacy DeQuattro, NorthBay Healthcare Simulation Lab program coordinator, is not content with training mere hundreds of NorthBay Healthcare employees in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); her mission is to reach out and blanket the community as well. Top: Jennifer Duncan, R.N., a clinical nurse II with NorthBay Healthcare, takes a test on her CPR skills.Bottom: James Parmer,…
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Keeping Kids Safe in a Challenging World

From knowing how to safely tuck an infant into bed, to dealing with a bully in junior high, how are parents able to keep their children safe in this complicated world? Whether a child is 4, like Jemal Dyson, or 14, parents need to be ever watchful about their changing safety risks, says Dr. Gilbert…
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