Alcohol Awareness Month

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Alcohol and drug use by young people is extremely dangerous–both to themselves and to society–and is directly associated with traffic fatalities, violence, suicide, educational failure, alcohol overdose, unsafe sex and other problem behaviors, even for those who may never develop a dependence or addiction. Adolescence is a time of heightened risk-taking and as alcohol and […]

Stroke

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What is A Stroke?  A stroke is a “brain attack”. It can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that […]

Winter Weather Safety

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On average, weather-related vehicle crashes kill 6,253 people and injure more than 480,000 each year, according to the Department of Transportation. Most of these accidents occur when the roadways are wet, snowy or icy. When the weather takes a turn for the worse this winter, take precautions if you have to be out on the […]

WFAC Holds Annual Banquet

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The Waynesboro First Aid Crew held it’s annual banquet on January 7, 2017. It was a night of reflection on the year that was 2016 and a night to look forward to 2017. In addition to food and drinks, the annual awards for 2016 were given and are listed below. Our annual “Year in Review” […]

Heart Attack

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What is a heart attack? Your heart muscle needs oxygen to survive. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely (View an animation of blood flow). This happens because coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood flow can slowly become narrow […]

WFAC Offering AHA Heartsaver® CPR for Non-Healthcare Professionals *NOW CLOSED*

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When: October 3, 2016 YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE! Course Description: This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Heartsaver CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult, child and […]

Back to School Safety

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Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road     School days bring congestion: Yellow school buses are picking up their charges, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It’s never more important for drivers to slow […]