Event First Aid — it’s our thing. It’s an art, it truly is. And we are proud of it! Between our three co-owners, we have over 25 years of special event medical experience, both as providers and planners. Our passion for events shows through in everything we do. We are always researching, reading, and learning new techniques, new ideas, and new research relating to special events medical, and passing our knowledge on to our clients.
First Aid Station
A 10×10 covered and enclosed aid station, with cots (with pillows, blankets, and sheets), table, chairs, first aid kits, at least one AED, and an oxygen kit with oxygen administration and resuscitation devices. Also comes with two staff members (at least one EMT).
Large First Aid Station
A 10×20 covered and enclosed aid station, with cots (with pillows, blankets, and sheets), table, chairs, first aid kits, at least one AED, and an oxygen kit with oxygen administration and resuscitation devices. Also comes with two staff members (at least one EMT). Half of the tent is converted into a fully enclosed private treatment area. Also great for music festivals, where someone may need to lay down for a little while and be observed, and relax a bit.
Generally one to two staff members (at least one EMT) on bikes, equipped with medical supplies, and an AED.
Two staff members on a gator (such as John Deere) with first aid kits, an AED, and an oxygen kit. The gator has the ability to respond to patients quickly, at all hours, and in less than ideal conditions or inclement weather. We also have the ability to take patients with minor injuries either back to the aid station or to a vehicle. Perfect for music festivals, obstacle races, and runs.
Single EMT/Additional Staff Member
This could be one EMT that is placed at a point on the course for an athletic event, or one EMT at a small race. This could also be an add-on staff member for an aid station.
Do you need help with your communications for your event? Our communications manager has been volunteering with the Seattle Marathon, the Department of Emergency Management, and has been a ham radio operator for over 30 years. A great resource to any event, he is skilled at setting up radio communications for a wide range of needs, and with almost any radio you can find!
Ideal for large events, having a designated supervisor helps to streamline operations. They will remain at the station to coordinate staff, unless needed for a major response.
Another great add on for large events, a dispatcher will remain at the aid station or in a vehicle, and will dispatch teams to incidents. They will familiarize themselves well with event maps before the event, and have access to them all throughout the event. They will also be monitoring both WCER radios and event radios to ensure that all incidents are being attended to, and that there is good communication between event staff and the medical team. This helps to streamline operations.
Levels of Staff
First Aid Volunteer Intern
Our first aid station internship program gives those that are interested in the medical field a great introduction to the medical field and EMS. We provide free training to our interns, and in exchange, they intern under the supervision of our higher level medical providers at special events and learn from them. The presence of our volunteer interns is at no cost to our event clients; we only ask that you provide them with a meal or snack during their shift.
Our EMT trained staff have all graduated from recognized EMT programs (120+ hours of education) and hold their National Registry EMT card. We go through specific training on special events with all of our staff, including familiarizing them with the event before the day gets started. Here is a great resource that covers the different levels of training briefly: https://www.nremt.org/nremt/about/becomeInvolvedInEMS.asp
Nurses make a great addition the team, especially for longer events, where more chronic issues may come up, and more ongoing patient care may be necessary.
The perfect addition to an athletic event team, an athletic trainer is able to take care of strains, sprains, and other sports related injuries, leaving the EMTs to tend to the emergent cases. The athletic trainer is also available to provide pre and post-event taping, wrapping, and stretching guidance.