Emergency Medical Services Program staff at the Institute of Public Safety recently trained 17 cub scouts in first-aid and CPR at the Kirkpatrick Center. The nine- and ten-year-old boys from High Springs learned how to respond to incidents such as a heart attack, choking, bleeding emergencies, snakebites, insect bites or stings, burns and poisoning. They also learned how to prepare a proper first-aid kit.
“We thoroughly enjoyed training these fine young scouts in skills they can use tomorrow or ten years from now,” said EMS professor Brittany Williams.
IPS presented each boy with a certificate. The training, which was held in furtherance of IPS’ community outreach efforts, allowed pack members to earn their Cub Scout First Responder Badge.