The 4-H Youth Farm Safety Project is collaborating with the Patricia A. Hannaford Career and Technical Center to offer our first “Farm First Aid and CPR” class for teens. Open to anyone 13 to 16 years old, the class will cover CPR for adults and children, general first aid procedures, and farm-specific emergency information and scenarios.
The class is being offered on Saturday, June 2nd and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career and Technical Center at 61 Charles Avenue in Middlebury. It is designed to teach the skills and knowledge needed to respond to health and safety situations that may occur on a farm such as how to stop bleeding from an injury or immobilize injured limbs.
Participants also will learn what to do in a serious emergency including who to call, what information to provide to the dispatcher, and what to do until the ambulance or emergency medical responders arrive. While geared to young people who visit, work on or reside on farms, anyone in this age range (age as of June 2) may sign up.
The registration fee of $10 includes lunch, all materials, and American Heart Association certification charges. Scholarship assistance is available.
To download the registration form, log on to www.uvm.edu/extension/4-Hevents. Requests for financial assistance will be accepted until May 19. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact UVM Extension Youth Farm Safety Coordinator Kristen Mullins at (802) 656-2034 or toll-free at (800) 571-0668 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 12.
Please register soon, as space is limited.