Free 3 hour training sessions
If you were the first on the scene of an accident involving a biker, would you know what to do? Would you know who is most at risk, how to protect the area or whether you should remove the helmet of a downed rider? Actions taken in the first few moments after an accident can be crucial in minimising injuries and can make a real difference to the lives of those involved. But there can be some uncertainty about what to do in these situations. Biker Down is a free training course run by bikers for bikers, designed to answer these uncertainties. The course uses the expertise of the Emergency Services and Road Safety Officers to prepare motorcyclists should the worst happen on the roads. The course is aimed at motorcyclists of all ages and experience. The free course offers people the chance to learn practical skills to help avoid being involved in a crash, as well as essential first-aid training and advice on what to do should they find themselves first on the scene of a crash where someone is injured. Biker Down – course content This is a FREE three hour course that covers the following topics: • Crash Scene Management – advice from emergency service personnel on how to protect a casualty and other road users who may have stopped to assist. •Casualty Care – a motorcycle specific input, looking at basic lifesaving skills such as CPR, airway management and helmet removal. (when & how) •The Science of Being Seen – a session looking at conspicuity issues and the classic SMIDSY situations. 2016 Course Dates and HOW TO BOOK A PLACE! 06/03/16 Richmond Fire Station ONLY 1 SPACE LEFT 06/03/16 Tadcaster Fire Station ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT 13/03/16 Northallerton Fire Station SPACES 13/03/16 Ripon Fire Station ONLY 4 SPACES LEFT 20/03/16 Richmond Fire Station SPACES 27/03/16 Malton Fire Station Course now full! All courses will start at 10 a.m and run until 1pm We have grant funding for the courses so we are able to offer these free of charge to all participants. In addition, we will offer a free biker first aid pack to all attendees If you would like to book one or more places for you and your mates, pick your date and email firstname.lastname@example.org with your selection, names, telephones numbers and email address for all those you are booking for.
Shave a Firefighters head for Teenage Cancer Trust!
12 Firefighters for Richmond Fire Station are going to have their heads shaved by memebers of the public to raise funds and awareness for the Teenage Cancer Trust. They will be in the town square from 09:00 -14:00 on Friday 20th November. The team are supporting the Niece of one of the Firefighters who has been diagnosed with Leukaemia at the age of 15.