Psychological First Aid Helps Medical Responders Too

On October 24, ten Bainbridge Island Emergency Medical Responders attended a two-hour Psychological First Aid (PFA) class at City Hall. The class was taught by Britt Gonsoulin, M.D., M.P.H., one of the leads for the emergency hubs’ PFA team.  As the BIEMRs in attendance learned, PFA is a skill that comes in handy for everyone … More Psychological First Aid Helps Medical Responders Too

Happy Halloween: Six Awesome Moulages That Scare for Reals

WARNING: This post on moulages that scare is not for the faint of stomach. Look away if you quease with ease. The eve of Halloween is the perfect time to admire these six amazing and frightful examples of moulage, which is the term for the art of applying makeup and prosthetics to simulate injuries. Moulage is … More Happy Halloween: Six Awesome Moulages That Scare for Reals

Great Shakeout 2018: Time to Get Conscious

The Great Shakeout 2018 happens today, October 18. Over 22 million people are participating in drills around the world today to prepare for massive earthquakes. The basic principle of the Great Shakeout is to drop, cover, and hold, and that’s an important muscle memory to develop. But this is, perhaps more importantly, also an opportunity … More Great Shakeout 2018: Time to Get Conscious

Manzanita Park Mayhem Preps Volunteers for Emergency Response

In Manzanita Park mayhem erupted last Wednesday, October 10, around 7 p.m. Someone hollered, “Bear!” and then shots rang out, followed by man screams. The man, trying to defend himself from the bear, shot himself in the foot and accidentally shot his companion hunter. Meanwhile, two other hunters fell out of a tree, one sustaining … More Manzanita Park Mayhem Preps Volunteers for Emergency Response

New BIEMRs in the Hopper

Early Monday morning, on October 8, nineteen eager volunteers sat in a semicircle in the meeting room at Bainbridge Island Fire Department’s Station 23. Before this crop of new BIEMRs stood Remote Medical International instructors Adrienne Boland and Lauren Ledford. The group was part of the third training round of Bainbridge Island Emergency Medical Responders. … More New BIEMRs in the Hopper