This three hour, non-certificate course outlines how to respond safely in the event of natural disasters. The course covers:
- Experiencing an earthquake or storm
- Situation evaluation
- Being SAFE (Stop, Assess the situation, Find out what happened, Exposure protection)
- Dressing simple wounds
- Debris and cleaning
- Treating superficial burns
- Basic splinting and immobilization
- Improvising using common household items (duct tape, magazines, pillows, clothing)
- Light Urban Rescue techniques to assist those trapped beneath household furniture (bookshelves, fridges)
- Expanding your Individual First Aid Kit
Not just a "what to do" course, this equips you with common-sense criteria for decision-making in the event of an emergency, and how to improvise treatment of minor and moderate injuries during the first 24-72 hours of a disaster event. This course will equip you to keep yourself and your neighbours safe, enabling you to "keep calm, and carry on" until normal services are resumed.
This is a FREE course offered to the community as part of the Salt Spring Island Emergency Program. No previous First Aid training is required, and refreshments are provided. Participants will receive a free Individual First Aid Kit.
Instructors: Jordan Stratford is the Disaster First Aid Instructor through the SSI Emergency Program. He is also a volunteer with ESS, Disaster PsychoSocial, and Scouts Canada. Gloria Del Rosario is trained in Standard First Aid and is also an island volunteer in ESS for a number of years.
9am - 12pm, Gospel Community Chapel, 147 Vesuvius Bay Road
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