As a lifetime volunteer for over the past 31 years, I've volunteered with Fire and Emergency Medical Services in 3 states. My American Red Cross rating is DSHR. I'm also a Health and Safety Instructor.This has given me unique views on volunteering for the challenges ahead. Today, I am no longer able to enter the active "First Response" due to a serious bicycle accident. I now assist in developing volunteers in the 911 system.My experience and passion comes through here at 911moves.com. An especially important part of this website is with the 911Toolbox I've put together, which we'll explore over time through different media (see the link above).
This is a pro-active way to prepare adults and children in hazards awareness for your protection and for those you love.
For the past 13 years I've volunteered for ambulance work as an EMT and EMTI. I saw this as a way to help my community and to learn more about health, medical skills and issues.
I recommend that everyone try volunteering with your local Fire and Ambulance departments. It's a chance to learn many practical skills, help neighbors in need, and make new friends.
Preparedness is the name of the game! The idea is to get with others in your community at schools, religious institutions, fire departments and anywhere you can meet to get the lifesaving training for emergencies.