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    <b>First Responder Training – Thanks to everyone who attended the training coordinated by Vice President Paul Mitchell with the Hudson Fire Department.<span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span></b>

    It was a good overview that we are all vulnerable whilst on the road, and what to do as lay-people if involved in, or encountering, an accident.<span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span>

    Disclaimer: The presentation by Carl was put on by him as a private citizen, with a lot of knowledge.<span class=”Apple-converted-space”>  </span>He is himself a motorcyclist.<span class=”Apple-converted-space”>  </span>Although he cannot endorse any products, he did have a few recommendation based upon his extensive knowledge.<span class=”Apple-converted-space”>  </span>Of course, please do your own research to purchase any products you may desire to carry on your motorcycle in the form of emergency equipment.<span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span>

    I did take some notes:

    bleedingcontrol.org – Bleeding is #1 cause of death in accidents

    A- Alert, call 9-1-1

    B- Bleeding, stop

    C- Compression, by direct pressure, takes 5-8 minutes to clot

    – tourniquet – 2-3” above the wound, annotate TIME it was applied. Not all appendages with a tourniquet will require amputation. Do not apply over a joint.

    http://www.MCrider.com – motorcycle safety videos. <span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span>

    1. Distance – 2 seconds
    2. Ride within your skill set
    3. Ride within the road limits
    4. Ride SOBER!<span class=”Apple-converted-space”>  </span>accidents = 40% impaired, 30% no license
    5. Proper Gear – full-face helmet is best. Most accidents are “face first”.

    Take a First Aid class!




    First Aid kits: know what’s in it, and how to use items, replace items yearly

    https://mymedic.com/products/moto-medic-motorcycle-first-aid-kit $104.97, and you get a free online first aid course.<span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span>

    Personal Locator Beacon (PLB):

    SOS signals are monitored by the NOAA, and referred to local agencies

    SPOT device, Gen 3

    Garmin – In Reach

    Life 360 App

    In case of accident:

    Remain Calm

    Get yourself and bike to safe area (if you are not involved in the accident)

    Put on flashers

    Call 9-1-1

    Turn of motorcycle in accident

    Direct traffic

    DO NOT remove anything off victim unless it is obstructing performance of CPR

    If no ambulance can access location, get injured to a designated Landing Zone (LZ).<span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span>

    From my experience and training, we were told to remember the 4 main items:

    1. Breathing – ensure they are, or start CPR
    2. Bleeding – stop first
    3. Wound – compression or pack it
    4. Shock – if available, blanket on victim
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