SMMTC Crew Leaders Complete First Aid/CPR Training
July 15, 2006

SMMTC trail maintenance crew leaders recently completed first aid/CPR training. Greg Jones, Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA) ranger, conducted the training on July 15th at the COSCA ranger headquarters in Thousand Oaks. Nine crew leaders attended and met the requirements for American Red Cross certification.

This training reflects the SMMTC policy of continuing knowledge and skills development for its crew leaders. Even though our trail crews have an excellent safety record, they work in environments where accidents are always a possibility. This training ensures they are prepared to deal with personal injuries or other health issues on the trail.

The training followed the standard American Red Cross course outline and included the following topics: Recognizing emergencies, Self protection, Prioritizing Care, Rescue Breathing, Cardiac Emergencies including adult CPR, Sudden illnesses, Wounds, Injuries, and Heat/cold related Emergencies. Written exam and demonstration of proficiency completed certification.

Left to Right in the first photo below: Greg Jones (Conejo Open Space Consevency Agency ranger, the course instructor), Linda Palmer, Jerry Mitcham, Norm Simmonds, Casey Gonzales, Al Bandel, Virginia Grue, Barry Dydyk, Pete Warden, Liz Baumann.