Its been really slow at CVD, but rather than just sit around, what are we doing? Practice, practice, practice… Below, Kim and Ryan preparing a traction splint (Joe is on a backboard just to keep off the grass).
Nice recognition kudo from the CVD management.
Who is the most important person at 10pm, in sub-50 degrees, with the wind and periodic rain? The guy with the light stick to turn on the propane heater….
Setup is almost complete. We will be providing the following services: First Aid – All our members and First Aid / AED / CPR certified. We will have a full blown medical tent available along with 7 member EMT’s that are on staff throughout the event. Missing Persons – Whether … Continue reading
It looks like our new format really works. As DART evolves we have been trying to figure out new and unique ways of getting the message out, and I think we have finally hit the nail on the head. In addition to the new signage (left and right) and our … Continue reading
Refreshing on radio basics with Stephen Bishop.
The DART team recently conducted a quarterly mock callout, not only for the learning experience, but a critique in procedures and equipment requirements. The motto for our training is “extreme challenge brings on knowledge”. What started out as a 7pm mobilization, turned into something much more sinister. As darkness descended, … Continue reading
From our friends at Cal Fire Riverside.
Two shifts spent the entire day at Conejo Creek Field (South) and enjoyed the great weather, and a good amount of specialty chili from a dozen different competitors. With events like this, there are a few lessons learned: Petting Zoos Animals, although docile, can hurt small children, ranging from scratches … Continue reading
Earthquakes, Tsunami’s and aftershocks, oh my! Now is the time to start thinking about home safety.. Remember that after a quake, things you can depend on may not be available like water, power, gas, internet, and information. Stores will be closed and traffic lights will be inoperable. Sanitation will be … Continue reading