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Would you know what do in the event of a medical emergency? The very nature of our industry requires us to be prepared for anything. Recently, First Choice Tree Service employees participated in a “Stop the Bleed” training class held at the Linn Mills Safety and Training Center at our yard.

They learned to recognize life-threatening bleeding and were trained in advance first aid techniques, such as applying direct pressure at the site of a wound, packing a wound to control bleeding and in the use of a tourniquet. Employees also received CPR and AED instruction and certification.

Deaths from blood loss can happen quickly. If heavy bleeding isn’t stopped, a person can die in just five minutes. Administering CPR or using an AED in a cardiac arrest event can significantly increase the victim’s chances of survival. These skills can be performed on the victim as necessary until trained first responders arrive on the scene.

First Choice Tree Service understands the risks our employees face on a daily basis, especially our field crews. The ever present dangers they face range from heat related illness and falls to serious injuries from chainsaws. We hope our employees never find themselves in the midst of a serious medical event. However, they can feel confidence in their new found skills that could ultimately save the life of their coworker or anyone who is in need of immediate action until help arrives.

The average adult has about 1.2 to 1.5 gallons (4.5 to 5.5 litres) of blood circulating inside their body as demonstrated above. Uncontrollable bleeding is a major cause of preventable deaths.

First Choice Tree Service employees participating in bandaging.

Crew member performs CPR. Defibrillation pads from AED unit are placed on the patients bare chest to administer electric shock.

Safety is the key to a successful company!

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