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A Successful Rescue

This is a follow up to the article, Why You Shouldn’t Try to Rescue Someone in Danger. If you haven’t read it, go check it out and this will make more sense.

To help your memory, here are the 3 main points of why it’s a good idea to leave a rescue to the professionals:

  1. You aren’t trained
  2. You don't have a team helping you
  3. You might do more harm than good

Emergencies are dangerous situations. Not only for the victim, but also for the rescuers. This is why we have rescue experts like firefighters, police officers, and search and rescue teams who train often on how to be successful.

But, if you don’t have a choice and need to attempt a rescue before help arrives, here are some things to consider so you increase your chances for success.

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Why You Should NOT Rescue Someone in Danger

Reporter: “What were you thinking when you jumped in to save them?”

Citizen Hero: “I didn’t. I didn’t think, I just reacted.”

Maybe you’ve heard a statement like this in a news story when a hero leaps into action, and without a thought, puts themselves at great risk to save the life of another person.

While I share the respect and admiration which is only natural to give to someone who risks everything for a stranger, I also understand the nature of emergencies.

Here are some reasons you why shouldn’t try to save someone:

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