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Environmental Medical Emergencies – Hypothermia

By Thomas | Jan 14, 2020

Don’t Miss our upcoming class at the Center For Wooden Boats [ecs-list-events id=’42345′] Hypothermia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments Hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, is a dangerous condition that can occur when a person is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Stay safe this winter by learning more about hypothermia, including who is most at risk,…

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Happy New Year!

By Thomas | Dec 31, 2019

Northwest Response  Wishes You A Very Happy New Year! Thank you to all of our clients, supporters, and our great team of EMS responders. Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

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Sharing Lessons Learned for “Safer Seas”

By Thomas | Sep 30, 2019

By Dione Lee Most cultures use storytelling or “lessons learned” as a teaching opportunity for passing on information gained from experience that is usually intended to keep the learner out of harm’s way. “This is what you never want to do and I am going to tell you why….many years ago, when I was a…

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Dr. Heimlich Performs Heimlich

By Thomas | Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Heimlich’s, Heimlich Save Dr. Henry Heimlich, 96, performed the lifesaving technique he invented for the FIRST TIME when a woman choked on her hamburger in the seat beside him. By Joanna Walters in New York For The Guardian The surgeon who gave his name to the simple but dramatic procedure used to rescue people from choking…

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How to Stop the Bleed

By Thomas | Sep 26, 2019

How to Stop the Bleed Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent. Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result…

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Red Cross Licensed Training Providers Group on LinkedIn

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

Northwest Response has started an American Red Cross Licensed Training Provider Group on LinkedIn. To access the group visit this link: LinkedIn LTP Group

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Back To School First Aid Classes

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

Teachers & Daycare Workers Need First Aid Training Sadly summer is over and Teachers and Day Care workers have headed back into the classroom and playroom. While First Aid /CPR & AED training may be the last item on everyone’s list; keep in mind that there is a requirement under the law to be current…

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AEDs on Boats; A Very Good Idea

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

The Case for Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) Aboard Vessels. Consider that most Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) happen while on solid ground, a city, a home, an urban environment. When this happens, we have a rather good chance that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will arrive in 4-8 minutes, so long as you are within an urban…

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First Aid Rules

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

“If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it’s that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!” Author Unknown, but he/she must be a teacher! The above comment is amusing, but it does emphasize the need to “size up the scene” to know its safe before…

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