CPR and first aid course designated to update all fire departments

The Preeceville Volunteer Fire Department underwent the first of several sessions for updating its first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course.

The course was taught by Sherise Foundation of Canora and Mark Bourassa of Preeceville and was held at the Preeceville Community Legion Hall.

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The Town of Preeceville sponsored the course.

"It is very important that all fire departments receive updated instructions on CPR and first aid," said Fountain. "We are currently working with all departments in the local area to ensure every member has this course. We want to also offer the course to Sturgis Fire Department," she said.

The lessons on first aid included basic emergency scene management, shock, cuts, stroke, unconsciousness and fainting, bleeding and medical conditions including asthma, allergies, convulsions and diabetes, upper limb, bone and joint injuries, rescue carries, burns and poisons, as well as bites and stings.

The CPR portion included segments on unconscious choking victims, cardiovascular emergencies in adults, and child and infant resuscitation.

The course featured a slide presentation and hands-on practical experience.