Most motorcycle riders prepare themselves to ride — they slip on their helmets, armored clothes and gloves and check the weather to be sure they will be safe.
Are you prepared to help, and even more important, trained to help?
Motorcyclistonline.com has a great post on how you be prepared in the face of disaster.
Among the suggestions:
- Contact your local Red Cross chapter for CPR and first aid training.
- Remember to warn oncoming traffic so the disaster does not turn into multiple injuries and fatalities.
- Does the downed rider need immediate help? That is the first step in assessing the extent of the injuries. Never move a downed rider.
- Always carry a first-aid kit with everything you may need, including gauze bandages, latex gloves and much more.
- Put direct pressure on the wound if someone is bleeding.
Read the complete post for many more details and be prepared. I hope you will never need to be ready to help a downed rider, but better to be ready!
Thanks for reading,