As the year comes to a close our thoughts turn to the holidays, the New Year and in particular (for many of us) the Rose Parade and first aid stations. The Red Cross is looking for qualified area residents to volunteer at Red Cross First Aid Stations for the 2013 Rose Parade. We invite you to fill out an application and attend the orientation scheduled for Saturday, December 1.
Red Cross volunteers, including Emergency Responders, EMTs, paramedics, nurses and doctors, come together each year to provide first aid for the Tournament of Roses Parade, as well as events preceding and following the parade, including the Rose Bowl game. First aid stations are set up along the parade route and related venues to provide immediate, temporary care for injuries and sudden illnesses.
Individuals not certified who want to participate in the program may apply for an administrative or behind the scene position.
First Aid volunteer applications are available by email: Roxanne.Schorbach@redcross.org and should be submitted prior to November 29th if possible but can be brought to the orientation on December 1st. Copies of current certifications are required and should be submitted with your application. You must be an American Red Cross volunteer to apply as a Red Cross First Aid volunteer.
First Aid Volunteer Orientation
Location: American Red Cross HQ - SGPVARC, 430 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105
Topics included: General volunteer orientation and Rose Parade FAS guidelines: Blood Borne Pathogen update; hands on radio communications training (for those who need the experience or to update their skills); FAS uniform display and information table and ARC patch distribution; FAS ID badge photo session for those who need to have their ID updated; and other topics.
Plans are taking shape to have the December 1st orientation video-taped so that everyone, regardless of schedule, will have an opportunity to review the information that was covered.
The CPR for Professional Training Class will be Saturday December 8th at the Arcadia Chapter. It will include oxygen administration and Blood Borne Pathogens. This CPRO class will be a blended learning class, the “book learning” portion to be completed online with skills review and testing portion held on December 8 in Arcadia. Students will need to contact Katy Gould (email@example.com) to register and for the link to the on line portion of the class.
For additional information and First Aid Volunteer Application information:
Contact Roxanne Schorbach: Roxanne.Schorbach@redcross.org
For information on certifications or the CPRO class scheduled for December 8th:
Contact Katy Gould: firstname.lastname@example.org
First aid stations are frequently established at large gatherings, such as parades, conventions, and sporting events.
They are also used for small gatherings whereby assisting local emergency medical services (EMS) system resources. First aid stations are staffed with competent American Red Cross volunteer personnel who are trained and certified and know how to respond to victims of injury or sudden illness before the arrival of EMS personnel. First aid stations are designed to provide immediate, temporary care for injuries and sudden illnesses.
The San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is available based on the availability of their First Aid volunteers.
American Red Cross has provided First Aid stations for: Kennel Club of Pasadena’s Dog Show, Tournament of Roses Parade, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Industry Sheriff’s Station 999 Run for Kids and many others.
There are fees associated with first aid stations. These fees help to offset program costs and allow us to continue to support our mission in helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.