Here is something that should be of interest to all CPS members. As well-trained and experienced boaters, we have a responsibility to assist those in distress. The most common emergency on the water is drowning, and here is a three-hour program of CPR that will answer the most basic need.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation in partnership with Parry Sound EMS will be running a training session from 9:00 to noon at the Bobby Orr Community Centre on Saturday, October 26, for which there is no charge.
To register for this very valuable program, e-mail parrysoundcprgmail.com or phone 705-746-8440. Final registration is at 8:30 on Saturday morning. Everyone completing the session will receive a Heartsaver (A) certificate. In addition, there will be a demonstration of an AED, otherwise known as an Automated External Defibrillator.
For more detailed information, visit www.cprundead.ca.
We recommend this very highly, as it gives us yet another tool for dealing with medical emergencies; and, even if you have done this before, much has changed in way of technique in the last few years. In addition, not having to guess under the pressure of an emergency enables us to be far more effective, so please give this the deepest possible thought.
Secretary, Editor, and Chief Port Captain