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Medical Response to the Firefighter Mayday

Friday, April 28
Most RIT classes focus solely on finding and removing down firefighters but stop there. Current research shows, however, that most firefighters are rescued by crews already operating inside of the structure and, once outside, crews are often overwhelmed while providing medical treatments. By using scenarios developed from actual Maydays, this class explains RIT/firefighter survival, stress inoculation, and EMS care to students. Students will learn how to overcome loss of fine motor skills, combat communication issues, and provide EMS care from the moment an injured firefighter is found. From probationary firefighters to chief officers, CPR certified to paramedics, everyone can gain valuable knowledge in this realistic, evidence-based training.'
Speakers
David Mellen, Captain - Reno Township (KS) Fire Department