My new job

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  1. Readie

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    I have volunteered to be a 'emergency responder' specialising in first aid and initial rescue.
    There is s lot more training and quite a commitment involved but, its time to put something back into my community and spurred on by family difficulties recently I have to do something.
    Is anyone else similarly involved in their community?
    John
     
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    I did the same thing at my work. Unfortunately in the aircraft maintenance business injuries are frequent. I am a first responder at my work.
     
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    Well done John. I used to be a FR when I worked indoors, and a volunteer Fire and Rescue crew member at my local Aero Club. Too old and knackered to be either these days!
     
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    Its a good thing to do Chris.
    Thanks Terry.
    I'll be working with the public ,not work colleagues, in Plymouth.
    I'll be the first person on the scene for heat attacks, strokes, choking, broken limbs and incidents like that to give initial treatment.
    The idea is to save paramedic / ambulance crew time.
     
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    Good thing, to be more involved in the community, John. Hopefully the family difficulties would be ironed out soon.
     
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    Good on you John, used to do fire duties when living up in the Snowy Mountains but like Terry, to old and knackered now. And as above, hope your family problems are improving.
     
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    Good choice John. I'm a trained first responder and also trained on defibrillators and other basic tools for life support, don't do my advanced life support course until the year after next, just before being released onto the wards for real...
     
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    While mine is mostly at work, I had to go through the full training, and am card certified. I can do immediate 1st Aid, CPR, etc outside of work as well.
     
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    good for you! yeah you have a lot of training a head of you. I have several friends who do that.
     
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    Good stuff John, all the best with the other issues at hand...
     
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    I am an EMT and work quite closely with CFRs. It is a very worthwhile thing that you are doing that saves lives. It is not so much about saving ambulance crews time but if CPR can be started quickly and an AED got on scene the persons chance of survival increases massivley and you will be the one increasing their chances. Nice one. Plus all the CPR training is a good workout.
     
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    CPR at a rate of 100 - 120 beats per minute does take a bit of stamina. But, you have to do it and hope that someone would do it for you should the need arise.

    Thanks for the kind comments guys, I appreciate them.
     
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    That's awesome John. I was trained in using the defibulator and CPR at my office.
     
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    I'm a First Responder but in a different direction. I'm a member of our local CART team (County Animal Response Team) and I am Red Cross certified for Animal CPR. Any major incident/disaster, we are essential personnel and have to respond. Lately we were deployed for Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Sandy and for a train derailment of chemical in one of our towns. I'm ICS 100, 200 and 400 certified and CEVO certified. New Jersey is fairly forward thinking in recognizing that animals are a part of our lives and require just as much help sometimes.
     
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    We are behind the USA in animal emergency care. I think I'm right in saying that people will always help but, the 'emergency response' would generally come from vets and it is not free.
    There are transferable skills so, anyone worth their salt will always try to help any living thing in distress.
    Are you involved in helping sort out the latest storm damage to hit the USA?
     
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    Hurricane Sandy exposed a weakness in the command structure in regards to Animals Rescue response. While it has been a law in NJ that every county has to have a CART, there was no protocol on how to implement. When Sandy hit, we had teams from the ASPCA , HSUS and others going into restricted areas with no authority and doing what they wanted to do. And unfortunately the State command let it happen without realizing the problems. Ultimately people were looking for pets in the wrong place, search teams doubled work on areas that had been cleared, etc. So the State is reviewing procedures and hopefully clear this all up.
     
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    With the extreme weather patterns that we now see, I hope you guys get that sorted out.
     
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    i did some work with the COOP in Pittsburgh and am getting back into it. you can run table top exercises until you are blue in the face...and think up every scenario and a response to it....those will get you "in the ball park". its when the Fit hits the SHan that things are brought to light and you can assess what you did good and what areas need reworked or added. emergency management is preparing for the great unknown....pretty dog gone tough to do.
     
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    Very cool John!
     
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