GWRRA Rider Education has traditionally encouraged members to obtain and maintain certifications in First Aid and CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). These basic skills are easily learned, but may make the difference between life and death in the critical minutes before professional help can arrive. There are a number of fine providers of this type of training available, including familiar names such as the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association.
GWRRA is a recognized corporate provider of the MEDIC FIRST AID international® program. As such, our certified instructor members are able to provide this high quality program to other members at a very affordable cost. In addition to First Aid and CPR, many of the Districts are proud to have recently added an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training option to the available courses.
Whatever your preferred provider, we strongly encourage you to get trained and stay current in your certification. “Education and Preparedness" are important steps in fulfillment of our motto, “Safety Is For Life." If you would like to have more information on becoming a GWRRA MEDIC FIRST AID Instructor, contact your District coordinator listed below.
ATTENTION ALL GWRRA DISTRICT DIRECTORS, EDUCATORS, MFA COORDINATORS and INSTRUCTORS
March 12, 2020
Due to the current recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and advice from HSI (Health & Safety Institute) related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Laurel Kuehl, MEDIC FIRST AID® Director is suspending ALL scheduled MFA classes effective IMMEDIATELY and until further notice
Droplet and surface contamination properties of the virus and its documented period of dormancy can pose potential health risks to individuals and is the basis for this decision.
We appreciate the ways this announcement may impact the Members and will monitor the situation providing updates when warranted.
Please be sure to follow all safety recommendations and we hope you continue to have good health.
Laurel Kuehl, MFA Director email@example.com 219-464-4663
Susan Huttman, Director, Rider Education Program firstname.lastname@example.org 828-855-0677
MFA Program Class Suspension March 12, 2020
DATE: March 14, 2020
HOSTED BY: Chapter B at Tiro Firehouse, 102 Main Street, Tiro, Ohio
INSTRUCTORS: Linda Copeland & Robert G. Williams
CONTACT: Cathy Nighswander at email@example.com
DATE: March 21, 2020
HOSTED BY: Chapter T at the home of Mike & Andie Dorsey
INSTRUCTORS: Robert G. & Angela Williams
CONTACT: Keith Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE: March 28, 2020
HOSTED BY: Chapter C3 and P at Hungry Bear 9261 Norwalk Rd, Litchfield, Ohio 44253
INSTRUCTORS: Robert G. & Angela Williams
CONTACT: Philip Vink at email@example.com
When arranging a class, a minimum of 6 students is requested. The class size maximum is 24 students. If the class size is 12 or less one instructor is needed. Two instructors are needed for 13 – 24 members. The fee is $25.00 per member. Checks are made payable to GWRRA of Ohio. The requesting officer is responsible for collecting the fees and sending them and the final roster of the pre-registered participants to the MFA coordinator two weeks prior to the class.
Also include three possible date choices for the class. This will allow for flexibility when arranging training equipment and instructors. Include the name and full address of the facility where the class is scheduled to be held.
The district of Ohio and myself included would like to thank chapters I, P, T, Y, F, and T2 for monetary donations in 2019 to Medic First Aid. These donations helped greatly in making Ohio compliant in updating equipment.
Trauma First Aid Kits-Suggested content for a Trauma First Aid kit:
n CPR/Mask or Micro shield 2 – 3 pairs of gloves non-latex
n Face Shield Eye wash
n 4 – 6 large rolls of 4” gauze 4 – 6 large rolls of 2 – 3” gauze
n 4 blood stopper pads or large surgical type pads
n Assorted Gauze pads (non-stick if possible) Assorted Band Aids
n Adhesive tape-two minimum Trauma type scissors
n 2 – 4 eye pads (need to cover both eyes if one is injured)
n Cleansing compresses Betadine Swabs
n Wound Wash 3 Triangular Bandages Ace bandages – large and medium
n Sam Splint or other Splints that are small but can be lengthened if needed
n Pneumosplints – assorted Tweezers
n Cold packs Hot packs Shock Blanket
n Biomedical Waste Bag Hand Sanitizer – waterless
n Glucose gel tube Antibiotic Ointment