March 19 2019

Board of Health Offering Life Saving Training In Case of Emergencies

By: Thaddeus Stephanak

The Burlington Board of Health will be holding “Until Help Arrives” training to give residents information on what to do if they are on the scene of an emergency.

Board of Health Supervisory Nurse, Christine Paulik, RN, and members of the Burlington Fire and Police Departments will be running the two hour training course taking place Wednesday, April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Murray Kelly Room in the Human Services Building/Senior Center.

Developed by several federal agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency the program is designed to empower bystanders to appropriately react in emergency situations.

“Until Help Arrives” training includes; when to move someone away from ongoing danger, how to stop life threatening bleeding, ways to position the injured to allow breathing, how to keep the injured warm, and provide comfort. This training is not intended to replace First Aid and CPR training but is intended to provide non-medical bystanders the tools needed to respond in an emergency.

For more information on this training, please go to the Board of Health website. If you are interested in attending this training, please call the Board of Health at 781-270-1955 to register.


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