Logging Emergencies Workshop in Belchertown June 24th

10 Jun

Do you know what to do if someone gets hurt or becomes sick working in the woods?  What steps could you take beforehand to make getting help for a woods emergency easier and faster?  What should you do until help arrives?

Medical emergencies can happen at any time in the woods.  For that reason, OSHA’s logging regulations require that all woods workers be trained in basic first aid and CPR.

On June 24th, MFA will hold a Preparing for Emergencies in the Woods workshop to help loggers, foresters and others who work in our woods be better prepared to deal with an emergency.  The workshop will be held on Monday, June 24th, at the Blue Meadow Conference Center at the Quabbin Reservation in Belchertown from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. 

Cost to attend either workshop is $50 for MFA members and their employees, public safety personnel and Quabbin staff, $75 for non-members. .



8:30 am                                  Registration, Coffee & Donuts

9 – 10 am                               Dealing with Medical Emergencies

  •                                            Cardiac Problems
  •                                 Stroke
  •                                 Shock
  •                                 Burns
  •                                 Allergic Reactions

10 am                                     Break & CPR Setup

10:15 – 11:15 am     CPR Review & CPR Practical Evolutions

11:15  am                               Break

11:30 – 12:30 pm     Dealing with Traumas

  •                                    Broken Bones
  •                                    Cuts and Wounds
  •                                    Head Injuries
  •                                    Penetrating Injuries
  •                                    Injection of Hydraulic Fluid

12:30 pm                    Lunch

1 pm                           Preparing for Emergencies

  •                                    How Rescues are Organized
  •                                    Talking to 911 Dispatchers

1:30 pm                      What to do until Help Arrives

                                    Equipment to Keep at the Job Site

2 pm                           Actual Emergency Scenarios

3 pm                           Wrap up and Present Certificates


The workshop will be led by a local paramedic and former licensed harvester.

This workshop has been approved for 5.0 Mass Continuing forestry education credits in Category II, 2.5 CT Forest Practitioner CEUs, 4.5 Mass Timber Harvester continuing education credits, and 5.0 SAF CFEs in Category II.

To register for this workshop:   email Greg Cox at gcox@crocker.com or call 413 475-2883 by June 22nd.

Space is limited, so registration is limited to 15 participants..