When seconds count, why do people react the way they do?
A recent study of 500 fire victims showed – that when confronted with a blaze – men invariably stepped forward to fight it while women raced away to alert potential victims and save lives.
Psychologists say how people react in emergencies depends on a variety of factors, most of them tied to human instinct.
Researchers say when emergencies strike, most people become extremely tense and agitated. Their attention focuses exclusively on the danger and their thoughts become simple and methodical.
That is why prior training and drills are essential and crucial for survival when seconds count.
Get up do date on the latest First Aid and CPR training. FallOut CrossFit is hosting an event on Sunday, May 4, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the gym. Space is limited, if you are interested send an email ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org to get added to the list of registrants. Class is $40, which upon successful completion of the course, you will hold a valid cert. FOCF has First Aid/CPR books for you to borrow prior to class for you to use as a study resource.
Questions? See coaches Tim or Tammy at the gym.
Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation — you can make a difference.