First Aid Course
Created: Monday, 06 February 2017 15:04
On the 23rd of January 2017, fifteen members of Northallerton Ramblers attended a First Aid course presented by Steve Smith. Steve is an independent trainer, member of a Mountain Rescue Team and a First Aid Responder for the NHS. His presentation style was entertaining and at the same time very informative and given in a way that was easy to understand. Everyone who attended the course came away with something they could use in an emergency situation. He demonstarated the benefits of a Defibulator and emphasised that First Aid training is for everyone, not just for Ramblers. He highlighted the need for everyone, not just the walk leaders, to carry first aid kits which include a foil blanket.
A few points picked up on the course:
- Carry a spare old mobile as you can still call 999 or 112 even though there would be no sim card in the old phone make sure its fully charged.
Carry a card in back pack with other contact details, allergies and any medication that is being taken.
If there is any chance of getting a defibrillator call 999 or 112 for the code to unlock it they will give it to you.
For those with walking poles wrap some Gaffa Tape around them could come in handy in emergency situations.
Carry a 300 mg Aspirin in your first aid kit in the event of someone suffering a heart attack.
In the event of any one having a epileptic seizure put the person somewhere safe and just stand by and watch for 5 minutes and time it before attempting to anything else.
The Venue, Thornton Le Street Village Hall provided excellent facilities as usual.
Many thanks are due to Geoff Fieldhouse for all his efforts in organising this event.
Key points from our AGM
Created: Monday, 28 November 2016 10:59
Susanne Davison - We are delighted to welcome Susanne as our new Recruitment/Publicity Officer
Martin Davies has officially stood down as Walks Secretary - his efforts have been highly appreciated. George Bateman takes over.
BBQ or equivalent - Geoff Fieldhouse to host in July 2017
First Aid Training - look out for Geoff Fieldhouse's email on the subject
Walk/potential walk leaders - any issues entering proposed walks on walkfinder - contact Ian, George or Robert.
AGM Minutes have been uploaded and are under the Members area.