Lifeguard Ambulance Service Presents Wilderness First Aid For Beginners

Friday, October 4, 2013

Lifeguard Ambulance Service will offer Wilderness First Aid for Beginners on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Enterprise South Nature Park Visitor Center.

Admission is free to the first 40 people who register, and there will be an optional box lunch package available upon request.

This program is designed for the outdoor enthusiast, walkers, bikers, hikers  etc. who would like to have a basic knowledge of outdoor emergency preparedness. Students aged ten-13 may attend if accompanied by an adult. The topics covered will include basic CPR for the lay person, field splinting, creating a 72-hour emergency pack for the wilderness, dressing for the weather and preventing hypothermia and  basic c-spine procedures. At the conclusion of the courses participants will participate in a mock demonstration inside the park lead by Lifeguard Ambulance Service trained staff members. Certificates of participation will be given at the conclusion of the program.

Those wishing to participate in this program need to contact Mark Melville by email at mark.melville@lifeguardambulance.com by Thursday, Oct. 17. For more information regarding the program, call 842-6748. The event is sponsored by the Hamilton County Park and Recreation Department. 


TFWC Commission Sets 2017-18 Waterfowl Hunting Seasons; Elects New Officers

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission established the 2017-18 waterfowl and other migratory bird hunting seasons at its February meeting. The TFWC also elected its new officers for the coming year. The actions occurred at the TFWC’s two-day meeting which concluded Friday afternoon at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building. The TFWC approved ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke, Councilman Anderson, And Community Kick Off Construction Of New Park On Long-Vacant Site In Middle Of Alton Park

Alton Park community leaders on Thursday afternoon joined Mayor Andy Berke, Councilman Chris Anderson, and other city and county officials to break ground at the former Charles A. Bell Elementary School site, kicking off construction that will turn a long-vacant site into a vibrant park and gathering place for the neighborhood. “Parks impact quality of life in a number of ... (click for more)

2 Shot Tuesday Afternoon On Windsor Street

Chattanooga Police responded on Tuesday to the 2100 block of Windsor Street, on a report that two people had been shot.   Upon arrival, officers located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Their injuries are non-life threatening at this time. Both victims were transported to a local hospital by Hamilton County EMS.   Two suspects were reported to police. ... (click for more)

Erlanger Reports Dramatic Increase In Flu-Like Illnesses

The number of influenza-like illnesses treated at Erlanger Health System shows a dramatic increase compared to this time last year.  Erlanger reported treating 156 patients with flu like illnesses between Feb. 12 and 18 of this year. This represents a significant increase from the seven cases reported during the same week last year and 15 cases reported approximately a month ... (click for more)

Judge Doug Meyer Lived A Full Life Helping Many

I was sadden to learn of the death of Judge Doug Meyer.  Judge Meyer retired from the Criminal Court bench here in 2006.  Prior to that he had been the Chattanooga city judge for several years.  As a young attorney I tried many cases in front of Judge Meyer.  Also while I was awaiting my case to be tried, I would observe him on the bench.  Judge Meyer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Marshall’s 3% Folly

The National Health Interview Survey is believed to be the best gauge of health and behaviors in the United States. It is under the umbrella of the nation’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so first let me share that the figures I am going to present are directly attributed to what is the best source believed to be out there. I didn’t make these numbers up and I had nothing ... (click for more)