Potsdam Rescue members frequently interface with other local agencies during medical emergencies. Many times these other agencies provide initial care why PVRS responds. During the summer local residents take advantage of many of the local watering holes. PVRS conducts hands-on training with lifeguards to ensure good care of injured people and smooth transfer of care.
Scenarios are real world based and use actual equipment so that the lifeguard and PVRS members can experience their application in unusual circumstances.
Debriefing is key to any training. PVRS members and lifeguards discuss what we did and why we made the care decisions we did during the scenario. We also talk about what went well, and what we could change the next time to improve our care.