BSO SHOWS BIKERS BASICS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE

February 13, 2008

BSO SHOWS BIKERS BASICS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Motorcycle Unit member Chet Klug (at head) and Capt. David Erdman show the proper technique for safely removing a helmet from an injured motorcycle rider Tuesday night at the BSO Public Safety Bldg. About two dozen road captains from the Ft. Lauderdale chapter of the Harley Owners Group attended the training class led by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Medical Director Dr. Nabil El Sanadi. El Sanadi, an emergency medicine physician, designed the course to teach motorcyclists how to handle roadside emergencies that bikers can encounter before paramedics arrive.  El Sanadi told the group, “Improper removal of a helmet can cause further injury, even paralysis, to a downed biker.” Road Captain Nick Marando acted as the patient for the exercise. El Sanadi added, “The road captains will take the skills they learned during this training back to their members, so they can be better prepared for emergencies.” gave tips on how to deal with bodily trauma, as well as heat-related emergencies such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and sunburn.

Photo credit to Mike Jachles/Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue

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