Emergency Aid Skills Stage 8

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Emergency Aid Skills - Stage 8 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have successfully completed an advanced first aid course.
    • Scouts can choose from the following courses:
      • First Responder with CPR Level HCP (Canadian Red Cross Society),
      • Advanced Medical First Responder with CPR Level HCP (St. John Ambulance),
      • Marine Advanced First Aid (as recognized by Transport Canada),
      • Advanced First Aid (as recognized by the Province of Alberta), or equivalent nationally-recognized certificate, or higher qualification or
      • hold a current certificate from a recognised body in Emergency/Disaster Response such as VERC, TeenCERT, Ontario Volunteer Emergency Response Team
  2. I have successfully completed a non-first aid certification course in an area of my personal interest within Emergency Aid.
    • Scouts can take a course in the following:
      • Aquatic Lifesaving and Lifeguarding
      • Swiftwater Rescue
      • High Angle Rescue
      • Boat Rescue
      • Ice Safety, Glacier/Avalanche Safety
      • Search and Rescue
      • Canadian Ski Patrol Training
      • SCUBA Rescue
      • TeenCERT Train-the-Trainer, or
      • Emergency Management Ontario’s BEM-100 [Basic Emergency Management Certificate] or local provincial equivalent or
      • A training or qualification that can be approved by my Section Leadership Team as meeting this non-first aid certification course requirement.
  3. As part of taking a non-first aid certification course, I can improve my risk management skills.
    • Scouts can assess and manage risk in various and constantly changing situations.
    • Scouts can constantly assess hazardous situations as they arise and take measures to limit risk.
  4. I can safely perform basic emergency repairs on an automobile, such as changing a flat tire or jump-starting a car.
    • Scouts can explain a circle check on a vehicle.
    • Scouts can instruct younger Scouts (16 years and older) on how to jump-start a car and change a tire.
  5. I can start and maintain a consumer emergency generator.
    • Scouts can follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the safe start and maintenance of an emergency generator.
  6. I have taught a group of people on the importance of, and what should be in, a 72-hr home preparedness kit.
    • Scouts can lead a session for younger Scouts or another group on the contents and use of a 72-hr home preparedness kit.
  7. I know and can describe the steps required to triage in a mass casualty incident (MCI).
    • Scouts can practise this skill in an incident scenario.
  8. I have met with a member of underwater community-based emergency response search team and discussed his or her role and responsibilities in my community.
    • Scouts will arrange for this emergency response search team member to meet a Scout Group.
  9. I can create a trip plan with detailed risk management strategies for an activity with my group.
    • Scouts will have the plan and strategies approved by a Scouter or Group Commissioner.
  10. I know what equipment needs to be in a first aid kit for an activity of at least one weekend in length in the wilderness.
    • Scouts will demonstrate the kit to their Patrols.
  11. I have been the responsible first aider for an outdoor expedition of at least three nights.
    • Scouts are to have the appropriate first aid certification for this outing.
  12. I can purify water in a safe manner.
    • Scouts can purify water from a natural source.
  13. I have built an emergency shelter in the wilderness with minimal equipment, and I have slept in it overnight.
    • Scouts can build a shelter with whatever they can carry in a backpack; the shelter is to be precipitation-proof.
  14. I can lead a team at least 100m over wilderness terrain in transporting a patient with an injury (who cannot walk by his or her own power).
    • Scouts can complete this task as part of an outdoor rescue scenario.
  15. I know the limitation in a wilderness setting when calling for medical evacuation transport.
    • Scouts can explain how different locations and terrain require different means of transport.
  16. I know what preparations should be made when calling a medical helicopter.
    • Scouts can explain the landing requirements, landing site safety and victim packaging requirements.
  17. I can describe and demonstrate proper use of fire extinguishers or other tools/methods for extinguishing fires.
    • Scouts can speak about extinguish cooking fires, grassfire, electrical fires, etc.