Field Report – April 10, 2010
Field Report - April 10, 2010
This training day was special because we were having a family day where our spouses and older children were invited to participate in our training. While all training days are open to the public we made a special effort to make this a family event and it was a big success!
After our standard formation, prayer, and Pledge of Allegiance, We had a short class on various first aid kits (personal, vehicle, hunting, etc.) and their contents and a short presentation aimed at our guests to help educate them in our history and our mission.
Next we got into the advanced first aid class, which was taught by one of our members who happens to be an ER doctor. It included casualty assessment, basic lifesaving procedures, and demonstrations on the Heimlich maneuver and the use of an AED (Automated Electric Defibrillator).
We took a break for a great lunch of burgers and dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, and mixed fruit. We also had a short class on the use and care of gas masks over the lunch break.
After lunch it was time to go hands on so we took turns practicing the Heimlich on each other and practicing our CPR on the dummies our Dr. had brought with him.
We ended the day with some down time so the families got an opportunity to meet and get to know each other. It was a great time and a huge success. We hope to make this an annual event. We hope to see you at our next training.