Thank you so much for coming. You, the volunteer First Aid Committee, are what will help make the upcoming Cliff Jumping Tournament and 5K Trail Run in Rattlesnake Park the success we know it will be, must be, in order to keep morale in this community high.
You’re a real great group of individuals.
I’m here to teach you all the First Aid you need to help our athletes. And I should mention, some of you will be participating athletes yourselves. A round of applause everyone. The competing First Aid-ers will have unique red jerseys helping them stand out on race day. Way to go!
Okay, so, as a professional, I have to warn you, strains, sprains, blisters, dehydration, even over hydration will all be common. We may even see some fractures or broken bones if anyone takes a spill. Our route does take its name from a certain venomous serpent, and spider bites are also common.
I’m here to provide you with the only information that can truly help you in any of these circumstances. Now, call me Mom, that’s what the folks at the ER do, because I’m always nagging and mothering them, but heck, it works. Here goes, there is only one thing you need to know in order to stay safe: Don’t Get Hurt.
Volunteers, it’s your responsibility to get this message out there while you’re on the field. You are our eyes and ears on the ground, and if one of those is bleeding, well we need you even more. Your duty, and we are counting on you, is to give a Don’t Get Hurt reminder to participants every three minutes.
We’ve provided, in your Official Cliff Jumping Tournament and 5K Trail Run in Rattlesnake Park satchel, a heart-rate monitor and watch that is set with a special Volunteer Alarm which will provide an auditory cue to call out our motto at the allotted intervals. We are counting on you!
And if that doesn’t work, and you come across an injured participant, please kneel over them and repeat “we warned you not to get hurt,” until they bleed out.
Okay everyone, enough with the speeches! Please enjoy the complimentary donuts. And for those of you who have also signed on as back-up for the Volunteer Fire Department, I’ll see you at the Town Hall Meeting next Monday!
Let’s be safe and have a great time!