- I've saved Mrs Pete from choking. - I've also saved both of my kids from choking. - CPR on an older gentleman until the ambos arrived.
And something I'm not trained in (yet), but Mental First Aid is growing in awareness:
- Reaching out to of people who were in very, very dark places.
For the ambos & medics on this forum, we acknowledge that saving lives is something you do every day (and we thank you for it). And for those with military, fire, & police backgrounds, the same applies. Although possibly in different ways.
Feel free to share (but remember it's not a boasting contest).
Not necessarily saving a life, but twice now Sweetie and I have stepped into a situation.
One older man walking along the service road of the highway, we saw him miss step and took a face plant on the tarmac. Hottest day of the summer, as that goes here. He certainly would have been worse off if we hadn't quickly pulled off the highway, called and stayed with him until medical help came.
About the same situation early last winter. A middle aged native man on the sidewalk at the highway overpass. Kind of an isolated area, and him being extremely intoxicated and cold enough weather he would have suffered from exposure in little time.
We don't feel heroic or anything, just observant and unafraid to act.
>>>>>>> A small note about reacting to things you see and becoming involved that we have learned. Our local 911 emergency dispatch is regional and located in another town quite a ways down province. Meaning if you call it takes a seeming long time for them to Google map or what ever system they use to find the location you describe, then relay to the local RCMP. That and they seem quite more concerned about filling in all the lines in there incident report form before passing info on... So we both keep the local RCMP phone number in our phones and use that to report anything. This local number is recorded and documented as well or better than the remote location 911 system it seems. And usually the person answering the local call will know exactly the location you describe right away. We think this is a big aid in how quick and well of a response there is.
The farther north you go, the more things that want to eat your horse and you. Grandpa Gilbert Keep your stick on the ice. Red Green