The Great Plotnik

Saturday, May 02, 2009

N.E.R.T. Day One

...starts in an hour. Duck and Plot will be learning important stuff today and next Saturday. Hope it's not like Driving School.


Now it's 5:30. NERT Training was fun and informative. The two videos, one on a pandemic ("there is absolutely nothing to worry about unless you die"), were obviously tacked on to the NERT Program by some government organization and they were dumbed down to a 6th grade level or less. But the actual skills were important to learn -- triage, earthquake preparation, etc. What do you do if you walk into a room and everyone is lying motionless on the ground?

Next week we learn some medical skills and then take a CPR class and a First Aid for First Responders class. Hopefully this is info that will never come in handy.


At 8:14 PM, Blogger notthatlucas said...

Wow - was this training inspired by your horrifying experience getting to the Giants game on Tuesday?

At 10:51 PM, Anonymous HankyGirl said...

"What do you do if you walk into a room and everyone is lying motionless on the ground?"

That actually happened to me once . . . and it meant I'd slept through one hell of a party. I just stepped over the bodies and went on my way to work. What I should have done was to take pictures, then gone to work. No one wants to be around for those mass morning-after regrets—but pix would have been fun to have later.

At 7:17 AM, Blogger mary ann said...

Good for you two for doing this! I love HankyGirl's comment too.

At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Cousin Seattle said...

I've heard of CERT, but not NERT? Norcal Emerg. Response Team?


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