“It’s helpful to take incremental steps in terms of individual and family preparedness. So for example, you’re about to become a parent for the first time… you don’t need to become a pediatrician, but you should know how to do infant CPR and that only takes a couple hours,” Friese says after being asked by Hartman on what sort of “realistic”
The theme of the episode, and of the Holistic Survival Show as a whole, is educating and preparing oneself for emergencies to reduce the fear and effect a disaster may have on you and your family. The episode focuses on taking an individual approach with the mentality that anyone, at anytime, could be in a situation where they may need to tend to an emergency.
In speaking about the natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina, Hartman states, “there was a complete lack of preparedness, and way too much interdependence and not enough independence.”
Friese also advocates for ongoing emergency and first aid training. He believes education and training can have a positive effect on recognizing a life-threatening emergency when one is happening. Closing the episode, he suggests the American Heart Association and American Red Cross as great organizations to receive basic CPA and First Aid training.
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