When you’re on the water or on a remote shore it’s a given that it will be a while before help can get there. That’s why First Aid and CPR training is so important. That’s why NACK has again teamed up with Port Jefferson EMS to provide initial training and/or recertification for our members.
All NACK instructors are required to be First Aid and CPR Certified and many members are also trained in this vital, life saving skill. The First Aid component of our instruction also included a discussion of hypothermia and hyperthermia, allergic reactions and the use of an epi-pen epinephrine autoinjector, lacerations, shoulder dislocations and other injuries common to on-the-water activities.
Out on the water is no place to take chances. It pays to have the skills to deal with situations that may occur and to be able to call for help if necessary. That means preferably a VHF Marine Radio or at least a cell phone in a waterproof case. Always bring your first aid kit, wear your PFD (Life Jacket) and prepare a float plan to let folks where you will be and when you’re returning. Be prepared, stay safe, and enjoy your day on the water.
One response to “Port Jefferson EMS First Aid and CPR Training”
It’s good that NACK instructors (and some members) are so professional and can help one of us when we get into trouble. Bringing a first aid kit is part of this. I hate to bring anything in my kayak that I may not need and, anyway I’m hoping someone else will bring it. It’s like wearing a seatbelt in a car. — Hal