By integrating psychological first aid into every training situation, we are committing it into our muscle memory as a key element in our first response. Whether we are responding to a fire, a medical call or a rescue, we know there are people we are going to impact and the best response we can give is one of skill, professionalism and psychological safety.
With only a few days left before this exciting event, we would like to take this opportunity to share some important safety tips for the 700 paddlers taking part in this event, and for those who may be paddling in the coming months through Ontario’s scenic waterways.
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Unlike when you are in a classroom setting, when you’re in the wilderness you don’t have the luxury of the resources you might like to have on hand. The situations that you encounter could be complex, and you have to be able to think on your feet.
These updated programs ensure that professional responders are receiving the most up to date information based on research and industry best practices, while creating synergy between first responders and paramedics.
One thing we can be sure of about an emergency situation is that it is unexpected. Most of us go about our daily lives not thinking or preparing for the “what ifs” in life, and it is only when something happens that we take a step to prepare ourselves.
Train hard, fight easy. EMR training for pre-fire helps prepare you for the real world, and the more practice you get, the more ready you will be to respond to a real-life emergency.
How important is it that a medical bag is organized, complete and with equipment that is in good working order? The result is knowing what you have available, you can trust it, and you know where to find everything you need without having to think about it. It may seem simple, but makes a huge difference when seconds count.