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first_imgOn 18 March 2008 I went home after work. Getting a lift with my sister who is working in Paarden Eiland I have to wait until 17h30 for her to pick me up.As we were driving home, we passed an accident where two vehicles were involved. I told my sister to stop as it is my duty as a first aider to see if there is any help needed. She told me it is not neccessary as the fire brigade and an ambulance are there to assist. She drove on.Coming into our little town, crossing a four way stop and about 200m from the crossing I saw a bakkie hit a little child. We immediately stopped, I jumped out of the car and ran over the street to the child. He was lying so still and crawled up. I felt his heartbeat which at that stage was still very strong. I called to one of the people to call for an ambulance and if anybody knew the child. But nobody recognized him.I felt his heartbeat againThen the little boy shivered twice, I felt his heartbeat again which at this point was very shallow, I took my uniform jacket off and closed him up to keep him warm. I then asked one of the bystanders to just keep the people to the back (by now it was a crowd already). I recognized a lady that was working for me previously and asked her to get me a warm blanket somewhere.When she returned I closed the little boy up, waited another ten minutes for the ambulance to arrive. About 25 minutes after the accident happened, the ambulance did not arrive.I needed to make a decisionI looked at the boy and I needed to make a decision. I either wait for the ambulance and let this boy bleed himself to death (he had a deep arm and head open wounds) or I take the responsibility on me and take him to hospital myself.I picked him up with the blanket, my sister and the gentleman who called for the ambulance, cleared the road, stopped the cars for me to carry the child across to our vehicle. I got in the back of the car, and we then went to the hospital where I called upon the doctors and nurses.His name is WendellLater that evening he was transferred to Red Cross Children’s hospital with multiple wounds externally as well as internal wounds. He was released out of hospital only two weeks afterwards. He is well now, without any broken bones. His internal injuries were his liver and spleen that got hurt during the accident.His name is Wendell and he is only 3 years old.I just want to thank my boss who gave me the opportunity of doing my first aid training – basics. This allowed me to save another person’s life.Thank you for giving me this opportunity to tell my story.Story submitted to SAinfo on 8 April 2008last_img read more

E.A.R.T.H. Workshop teaching teachers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Seneca Conservation District is happy to partner with Crawford and Marion Soil and Water Conservation District’s to host the 19th annual E.A.R.T.H. Workshop at New Riegel School on June 23 and 24. Any teacher, formal or informal, preschool to high school grade level, from anywhere in Ohio is welcome to attend.Featuring sessions, field trips, resources and classroom ready activities, our workshop’s theme will be the traditional fable of The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse. The conflicts, choices and conservation efforts of town and country people are nothing new and the speakers will give attending teachers plenty of background, lessons and alternative applications for helping students explore, understand and ultimately decide which mouse they relate to best. As students learn the Ohio’s Next Generation Science Standards, we also strive to equip them with real world applications and life skills that will make them responsible and respectable adult conservationists — much like the two mice in the fable.The workshop is divided into two days. Country Mouse Day — Tuesday, June 23 — will offer sessions from the Ohio Corn Marketing Association, Crawford SWCD, Geological Society of America, and Kelly Schott. Field Trips will explore new ethanol and energy curriculum and area farms (with an underground twist) to learn and understand soil health with farmers and geology tour guides. During Town Mouse Day — Wednesday, June 24 — session speakers will cover scientific inquiry with a live animal session from the Toledo Zoo,  the Sandusky River Valley Beekeeper’s Association,  a STEM session with Bob Horton and the Toledo water crisis from Harmful Algal Bloom. Field trips will take you to the town of Tiffin to visit the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center or the town of Fostoria to visit downtown to learn about the trains, museums & how to photograph it all.Complete session and field trip descriptions are available at www.conservesenecacounty.com. Registration brochure and form are also available there or by calling the office at (419)447-7073. Early bird registration is only $55, if received by May 29. Payment must be in the form of check or purchase order and should accompany the registration form in the mail. Registrations will be accepted until June 12, at the regular rate of $65 per person. Light breakfast, snacks and lunch, as well as field trip transportation, materials and T-shirt are included in the registration cost.Graduate credit is available through Ashland University for an additional $200, to be collected at the workshop. Additional questions and workshop inquiries can be sent to [email protected]last_img read more