May 21st, 2013 (West Liberty, OH) – Six local residents successfully completed a community first aid course offered by the Macochee Joint Ambulance District at the Green Hills Community in West Liberty on Tuesday. The six students demonstrated their commitment to the safety and well-being of their families, neighbors and the greater community.
The students completed the American Heart Association “Heartsaver” First Aid course, where they learned appropriate actions to take during medical and injury emergencies. Students had an opportunity to practice hands-on skills such as splinting, bleeding control and epinephrine injector operation. All of the students will be receiving a certification card for successfully completing the course.
Macochee EMS provides American Heart Association CPR and first aid training to the public through a partnership with Mary Rutan Hospital. As a service to the community, the Green Hills Retirement Community has graciously offered to allow the use of its facilities to accommodate this training. Those interested in attending an upcoming class may sign up online at www.macochee.us/cpr.
Residents of the levy-paying areas of the Macochee Joint Ambulance District may take these classes at no cost. Non-residents are welcome to register, but must pay $25 to cover materials. The levy-paying areas include all of the Village of West Liberty, all of the Logan County townships of Liberty and Monroe, and those portions of Union Township that are a part of the District (the same as those portions that are within the West Liberty-Salem and Bellefontaine school districts).
Local Press Coverage:
- Students Complete First Aid Training | The Bellefontaine Examiner (24 May 2013)
- Local Students Take Part in Community First Aid Course | WPKO/WBLL (27 May 2013)