Training in Wilderness First Aid is essential for members in Search and Rescue. With urban first aid, help can be received within minutes. But for those who need first aid while miles out on a trail, knowing how to assess and treat a person who has broken an arm, or is suffering from hypothermia are skills every SAR member needs to know. CCSOSAR members base their wilderness first aid standards, where the Patient Assessment Triangle is used.
Clark County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue members were invited to participate in the Great Shakeout drill today at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital, getting hands-on training with the Stair chair and the Paraslyde. They also viewed the real-life scenario Decon Tent scrub-downs by Fire Department 6.