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Red Cross 1st Responder Course at Knifley starts March 11, 2008

Deadline to register with Knifley Area VFD is March 7, 2008

By Jason Rector
Special ColumbiaMagazine.com KAVFD story

The latest American Red Cross Emergency Response Lifesaving Training will be offered at the Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 and end on April 28, 2008.

The class will meet on every Saturday from 8:00pm till 4:00pmCT and on some Tuesdays from 4:00pm till 8:00pmCT.


The entire course is 53 hours and will be taught at the Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department main station.

The course is geared toward anyone, including law enforcement, firefighters, EMS workers, rescue squad members, safety officers, school employees, and even students (must be at least 16 years of age by end of course).

The American Red Cross Emergency Response program is based on the latest advances in first aid and CPR. The curriculum meets and exceeds 1995 US Department of Transportation First Responder National Standard Curriculum as well as Emergency Cardiovascular Care 2005 Guidelines.

Key Content Areas:
  • First aid for injuries and sudden illnesses
  • One and two rescuer CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Automated external defibrillation (AED)
  • Assessing vital signs, blood pressure measurement
  • Recognizing and caring for breathing emergencies
  • Using basic and supplemental oxygen breathing devices
  • Preventing disease transmission blood borne pathogens
  • Spinal injury management
  • Emergency Childbirth
  • Muscle, bone and joint injuries
  • Critical incident stress debriefing
  • EMS operations
  • Special considerations for seniors and children
  • Plus much more Syllabus at Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department
Anyone interested in taking the course, is advised that thedeadline to register is Friday, March 7, 2008.

Please contact Instructor Jason Rector by phone at 270-384-9187 or 270-634-2171 and by email at jrector@fieldmedics.com if you would like more information orsign up before the deadline.

Click here to pay KAVFD, Adair County Fire Department Dues, and Breeding Area Fire Department Dues.

Click Here to visit Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department online. (Music in download).


This story was posted on 2008-02-23 19:45:37
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