150 volcanoes in the United States, predominantly in Hawaii, Alaska, and the Cascade Range are active. Learn how to be prepared for the unusual hazards of volcanic flows and eruptions.
Prevention is the most important action to ensure survival in avalanche terrain (see tips below), but we can potentially save lives with rapid rescue and appropriate resuscitation of avalanche victims.
“In the immediate setting, the smashing tsunami waves put victims at risk for both submersion and traumatic injuries. If you find yourself caught in the water, protect your airway by grabbing onto something buoyant and swim to safety.” Learn more…
A Wilderness Medicine Fellow shares her insights on the best approaches to preventing, preparing for, and surviving wildfires.