The Ocean takes about 3,500 people annually, and Med Tac’s goal is to reduce that number. Currently it takes professional first responders approximately 10 or more minutes to reach Dana Points beaches, subsequently some of the time that is not enough. Med Tac, Killer Dana, and Dana Point Surf Club are hosting a FREE training course, enabling bystanders to preserve the lives of injured surfers, body boarders, and swimmers. The main goal of this course is to give the ordinary person the skills to preserve a life until professionals arrive. This course is not targeted at one specific group of people, rather it is for the vast majority of people who attend the beach. This course will not only teach you how to prevent drowning, but will teach you the basics of how to save a drowning victim. Parents, the leading cause of death of small children is drowning, therefore that extra time it takes for first responders to arrive may not be enough time. Anyone 11 or older who is eager to learn the basics of CPR, AED’s, and other life saving techniques are encouraged to join us on July 27 from 8-12 inside the Dana Point Community House (24642 San Juan Ave, Dana Point). This course is taught by real certified instructors who are donating their time and energy to enable the average person to save a life.
To register fill out the forum (which can be found at Killer Dana) and email, or fax it to DanaPoint@MedTacOC.org or fill out the online registration at www.MedTacOC.org.