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Why You Need to Keep a Nail File in Your Car This Winter. Audrius Merfeldas For some people, it sends nails-on-a-chalkboard chills all the way down to their spines.

Why You Need to Keep a Nail File in Your Car This Winter

For many others, it’s an everyday grooming task. Nail filing is certainly better for your digits than biting or snipping, but the tool you use for the practice is actually way more versatile than you might think. When the colder months come around, it’s important that you make these 8 important fixes to your car so it can handle winter weather. That includes dealing with the inevitable but annoying frost. This is where the nail file comes in clutch. Now your blades will fare much better when the flurries start flying, picking up way more traction than before.

[Source: Tip Hero, Girls Auto Clinic] Untitled. Untitled. This is the second part of a series looking at how victims of gun violence and trauma are treated by Toronto’s medical teams.


Click here to read part one. In the basement of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto, members of the trauma team gather inside a state-of-the-art simulation lab for a full-scale exercise — one that is painfully too familiar to many in the room. “He’s got a right-sided GSW (gunshot wound) to the chest and a left abdominal GSW. He was hypotensive with EMS (paramedics),” Dr. “Let’s do a quick assessment. Story continues below advertisement The patient in this demonstration is an 18-year-old man who was shot in his torso while at an establishment. Untitled. When it comes to providing urgent medical care, 2018 was a hard year for Toronto‘s emergency crews as the city grappled with two major mass casualty incidents and a record-high number of homicides.


Although Toronto’s approximately 4,800 police officers and 2,700 firefighters often are called upon to provide first aid, initial treatment and comfort to victims of trauma, it’s the city’s 1,400 paramedics whose sole responsibility is to provide critical medical assistance to patients before they get to hospital. “I like to think we bring the emergency room a little bit closer for some things,” Kaleigh O’Brien, an advanced care paramedic and a field training officer with Toronto Paramedic Services (TPS), told Global News.

“(We) treat the patient, look for life threats, stabilize the life threats and as quickly and safely as possible, we get them to the hospital,” Kevin Sam, a TPS level one paramedic, said. Story continues below advertisement “OK, I’ve got good air entry (on the right side). Up close and personal with the Snowbirds. 8 things you can do if you're witnessing a racist incident. Editor's note: The original version of this story was entitled "8 things you can do if you're witnessing a racist incident" and included a quote from Transit Police suggesting the first thing to do is call 911.

8 things you can do if you're witnessing a racist incident

It has been retitled and updated to reflect the feedback from a number of community members that calling police may not necessarily be the first thing to do. We want to acknowledge and thank everyone who gave us that feedback, as we welcome every opportunity to make our journalism better. 4 Cell Phone Emergency Tricks You Probably Didn't Know. Most of us own a cell phone, right?

4 Cell Phone Emergency Tricks You Probably Didn't Know

But do most of us know how to use our cell phones in urgent crisis situations? Probably not. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, it helps to stay very informed and ready to use every tool we have available. Here are five easy and oft-overlooked tips for how to use your cell phone in the case of an emergency. If you have an iPhone 7 or earlier, rapidly pressing the side (or top) button five times in a row will initiate a call to emergency services. For Android devices, the service is different. 6 Proven Skills to Survive Any Emergency. Everyday Emergencies to Know How to Manage. You're on the road and you start getting that wobbly sensation that means your tire is probably flat.

Everyday Emergencies to Know How to Manage

If you're on a highway, in the dark, or in a dangerous area, call for help. That means AAA (you can sign up on the spot), the state police, or one of the newer mobile services such as HONK, a free app for on-demand roadside assistance 24/7, or, neither of which requires a membership. Also call for help if you've never learned to change a flat tire. However, if you've changed a tire before, have the necessary equipment (a decent spare, lug wrench, and a jack), and are in a well-lit and safe location, you can do it yourself. How to Make Water Drinkable in an Emergency. Staying hydrated is extremely important.

How to Make Water Drinkable in an Emergency

This is the info you need to help you get through any emergency. Michaelheim /ShutterstockIf, during an emergency, you only have access to untreated water, in most cases your main interest should be disinfecting it—killing the germs. But if toxic chemicals are a problem, things become more complicated.