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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!

RoadGuardians.org

https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/first-aid

cpr.heart.org/en

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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