April 12, 2012 -- Lieutenant Rick and Firefighters Ryan F., Ryan W., and Steve from Portland Fire Station 18 (Multnomah Village) gave Girl Scout Troop #41854 a taste of first aid learning on April 2, 2012.
Firefighters discussed the importance of learning first aid, staying safe and aware in order to avoid accidents, helping other in a first aid emergency, and how to act and who to call in an emergency.
Firefighters see first hand each day when people have accidents are suddenly take ill. By learning first aid, firefighters hope to empower the young Girl Scouts to look after themselves and each other.
The Oregon Red Cross Trail Chapter's youth safety training courses teach children health promotion, injury prevention, basic first aid and safety precautions through open discussion, video segments, age-appropriate safety scenarios, fun activities and colorfully illustrated handbooks. Children who take these courses develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to respond in emergency situations. Classes are held at various locations throughout NW Oregon communities.
Private classes for groups of 10 to 20 students can be arranged with at least four weeks notice. For details on private classes and for schedule or general information about any of these courses, visit http://www.oregonredcross.org.