b'VAST NewsVAST SAFETY AMBASSADORS LEARN FIRST AID & CPRBy Roger GosselinOn Saturday, Dec. 7, a contingent of VAST Ambassadors attended an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid class led by Orleans County Director Roger Gosselin. The morning session covered the life saving techniques used for CPR on adults, children, and infants, including the application of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). During the afternoon, the ambassadors received training on First Aid, which includes medical and traumatic emergencies. Examples of these emergencies might include treatment of hypothermia, chest pain, difficulty breathing, allergic reactions, and musculoskeletal injuries. The ambassadors arewhat to do to establish their locationhappens when they call 911 and an equipped with basic first aid supplieson the trails so they can pass thisidea of just how long it could take for to help in the event that they comeinformation on to 911. Recognition offirst responders to get to the scene. upon a trailside emergency.the event and early notification areNot only will this help with their More importantly, the ambassadorskey to survival in any emergency.role as ambassadors but also in their were trained to recognize whenThe ambassadors now have a bettereveryday interactions with family and someone is in need of help andunderstanding of the process thatfriends. Winter 2020 | 3'