On November 5th several club members decided that they no longer wanted to be helpless in case of an emergency out on the trails. Several of us including myself met with Members of a local private clinical operations company that specialize in Disaster Response and Education. Said club members learned the basics of what to do in case of a Roll over, Broken Limb, and even Severe Bleeding. The team from NIM explained ways to make sure the injured subject was stable before going for help in situations where Cell Service isn’t easily accessible. They even explained that in the Black Hills, you can always call for a helicopter if you think you need it.
The class went into detail on winter survival where our President was turned into a nice Burrito. In the end, I believe all of the club members that participated would agree that the class was very professionally done and they would join me in saying that everyone who is involved in any kind of activity in the Hills should take the course the next time it is offered.
Thank you to the team at NIM for taking the time to put together this course and educating us. I personally believe this will someday save someone’s life.