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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Third Eye: Five Important Ways to Handle an Emergency Situation

An emergency can happen at any time and place, and more often than not we are not fully prepared for it

. Emergencies require immediate action, and knowing how to handle such situations can be vital.
Being well-prepared for an emergency is important, so here are five ways that will show you how to handle these situations.

1. Stay calm. To be able to properly handle an emergency it is fundamental to keep calm. Feeling anxious and confused is perfectly normal, as the body produces a hormone called cortisol that slows down the process of planning. You must, therefore, take deep breaths and count slowly up to ten to calm yourself down.

 2. Understand what happened. Knowing what happened will help you decide how to handle the situation in the best way. There are different scenarios for emergencies to happen. If a building catches fire, you will evacuate it; someone is injured or not feeling well, you will seek medical assistance; or if a car accident takes place, you will firstly make sure that everyone is okay and nobody needs medical attention before proceeding to see the damages. It is important to clearly and calmly understand what happened in order to react properly to the emergency.

3. Keep safe. Before being able to help others, you have to make sure that you are away from any danger. Just like during the safety procedures on a flight it is explained that you should first take care of your own oxygen mask and then help anyone else who requires assistance to put on theirs, the same goes for any other emergency situation. You won't be able to help others if you are not safe yourself first.

4. Assist others. Once you have established the cause of the emergency and made sure you are calm and safe, you can start assisting others in need. Remember, if you are not capable of physically helping a person but they are conscious, you can speak to them - verbally reassuring can help a person calm down and handle the situation in a more efficient way.

5. Seek for help. As you help those in need, start seeking for some extra assistance, such as police, firemen and ambulances. Use your mobile phone just to call for help to find  emergency support from other people.
Should you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, keeping these five steps in mind will help you deal with it in a safer way.
People here in Sudan do not pay much attention to be ready to deal with emergency situations so that we have to take care about these five steps because in fact we need to encourage our people and citizens to understand it in addition to apply it when we need for it in the emergency situations .any time anywhere to provide help for whom need help and to save people because an emergency can happen at any time and place.