Members of the Racine Fire Department practice proper placement of a c-collar for transport on a backboard. Photo by Brent Rose.

Racine Fire Updates Training

RACINE, Ohio – On Sunday, February 23, 2020 the Racine Volunteer Fire Department and the Ladies Auxiliary participated in an American Heart Association CPR/AED and first aid training.

The class was taught by Autumn Tackett, Certified AHA Instructor. Attendees were instructed on how to preform CPR and the proper use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and basic first aid. Some topics covered were the Heimlich maneuver, c-collar and backboard use, bleeding control, splints, and the use of an epi-pen.

Tackett is a firefighter paramedic with Athens and Meigs County EMS as well as the Columbia Township VFD. She has been in EMS for four years and has been teaching CPR for three and a half years. Her passions are helping people and teaching. According to Tackett, “By teaching CPR I can do both.”

Participants in the training learned various techniques in first aid. Photo by Brent Rose.

This training is just one of many volunteer firefighters must be up to date on. If you are interested in becoming a local firefighter, contact any firefighter at Racine or of the departments around the county.

If you or your organization would like to participate or host a training contact at (740) 818-5509 or Email: autumntackett6@gmail.com