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Who's trained.....

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by Countryboy, Mar 20, 2007.

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What type of training do you have?

  1. Basic CPR

    39.1%
  2. First Responder

    33.3%
  3. EMT

    15.9%
  4. Paramedic

    1.4%
  5. Other

    10.1%
  1. Countryboy

    Countryboy Senior Member

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    I was just wondering who has any CPR training or better (ex. Paramedic)? Did you get your training from work or elsewhere?

    Every employee onsite at the quarry has to have a yearly CPR class. You get CPR and AED certification from the class.

    I myself am a First Responder. :thumbsup
     
  2. tylermckee

    tylermckee Senior Member

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    Other - nothing :rolleyes:

    work has a yearly basic CPR/first aid class they put on, they try to get everyone to go but i couldnt make it.
     
  3. Grader4me

    Grader4me Senior Member

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    Good topic! I have first aid & CPR and recieved the training through work.

    Here is a little tid bit of info to throw out there...Two or more people working on a job site has to have a first aider. So if a WHSCC/OHS officer came along to where your crew was working, and there wasn't a trained first aider on site...you could be shut down or fined.

    This is the law in New Brunswick. I have no idea what the laws are anywhere else.
     
  4. PSDF350

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    To keep my logging certification I need to take first aid cpr every 2 years. So this spring I will need to take again. I take it through the New Hampshire timberland owners Assc.
     
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    Same here
     
  6. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    :bash First responder training from years ago when I was a vol. firefighter. I was going for EMT but failed by a couple of points on my test so I got a first responder instead. It was my first year of college and I had a lot on my mind.LOL
     
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    first aid and cpr from the local 18 training site
     
  8. tylermckee

    tylermckee Senior Member

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    What do the rules say about a guy working on site alone?
     
  9. Steve Frazier

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    I used to have basic first aid with CPR but let it lapse. I was on our volunteer rescue squad for a number of years, but couldn't keep up with the training requirements for both the fire dept and rescue squad. I chose to stay with the fire dept.

    During my membership on the squad, I initiated CPR in two cases, both were elderly women with congenital heart failure. While both had a weak heart beat when arriving at the hospital, neither survived.
     
  10. Grader4me

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    OHSA just states 2 or more people. So if there is just 2 people on the work site, one must be a first aider.
    There are rules pretaining to working alone that are stated in the act, depending on what type of work that you are doing. For example if you are working in forestry operations operating a chain/clearing saw it states that you are not to work alone.
    Also many companies have there own rules and regulations for their employees that have to work alone, such as contact information, radio/call in every so often etc..

    Tyler, Keep in mind that these laws are here in N.B. and as previously said I have no idea as to what the laws are anywhere else.
     
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  11. Countryboy

    Countryboy Senior Member

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    So in your area Steve, the Fire dept and Rescue are seperate? Down here if you're on the Fire dept then you're pretty much considered Rescue too since the training pretty much blends the two.

    I've performed CPR 22 times since I started 9 years ago and yes I keep count. Only 16 of those were successful. 4 of those 16 were children. Children will always get to ya, no matter what you've seen or who you are, in the business.
     
  12. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    My hats off too you countryboy.:salute
     
  13. Countryboy

    Countryboy Senior Member

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    Thanks, but I thinks its my duty. :usa

    Good job on trying for EMT :thumbsup . I've got to get on the ball if I'm even going to try for that. Last year was the last time my head was in the books so I think I need some refreshing. Have you kept up with your First Responder certification?
     
  14. Truckie

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    Iv been with the fire department for 7 years now and have only had my EMT for 4 years. Iv just started my fourth year as an EMT.
    Between work and other things that have to be done it is very difficult to keep up with the fire department and the EMT stuff. I have been laying low for the past few months.
     
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    Unfortunately No. I do have CPR certification though. I moved around since then and I am not in an area with a Vol Fire Dept anymore. Actually the Dept I was with my father started back in the early 80's. I found it very rewarding being part of a Vol Dept.
     
  16. Steve Frazier

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    When I joined our department in '78, the Rescue Squad was housed and funded by the Fire department, but it was a separate organization with their own training requirements. The division has kind of faded away, we now have 19 paid staff, mostly hired to cover the EMS calls. Our firefighters are all now EMTs, and some are Paramedics.

    All volunteers are now required to be certified in CPR, I'm grandfathered under the old requirements and am exempt. I'm not sure the Rescue Squad exists any longer, the fire department now provides EMS.
     
  17. Countryboy

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    Man, thats totally different from ours. Pretty neat how different regions have different EMA designs. :yup
     
  18. Countryboy

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    I would really like to get into the more advanced stuff but like you said work unfortunately comes first as Volunteering don't pay the bills. I have been lucky enough to be able to get alot under my belt though.

    I got First Responder certification because me and a fellow firefigher talked the Safety Director at work into paying us to take the class. There are a couple of other guys (5 total) that were allowed to take the class, with pay, that were non firefighters. The class was held by my Fire dept so it was just another day in the classroom for me but the other guys got alot out of it. All of them passed with flying colors which gave me a sense of pride cause I hand picked them.

    This is one reason, a really big reason, that I'm still with the company I work for. They are open to new ideas and not afraid to take steps to advance in safety.

    Now, if somebody has an accident, there is at least one trained person on all 3 shifts to handle the incident until the ambulance responds. This includes the use of AEDs, of which there are a total of 6 located around the quarry, as well as backboards, jump bags and O2.

    I am currently in the process of getting a High Angle Rescue class together as well as Confined Space Recue. Our busy season is about to hit so this could be a challenge but my Safety Director assured me that its a priority step for the better of the safety of the employees. We shall see. :usa
     
  19. Truckie

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    Sounds like a first class company you work for C B.
    I once had a high angel rescue class it was extremely interesting.
    I hope all works out for you to get the class.
    5 12’s and 5 on Saturdays don’t leave much time to get stuff done at the home let a lone the fire department.
    I need something like a 30 hour day.
     
  20. jimmyjack

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    got my osha 40 hr hazwhoper, which they teach first responder first aid , cpr , haz mat containment and safety. got it for a job i was going to take but never did. that was a little over a year ago so things are a little fuzzy now:dizzy , but it was a interesting class to take:yup