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Vol. 3 | No. 4 | Aug/Sept 2010   


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EMS Sgt. Shane Weaver and Angie Reid demonstrate emergency procedures

Tall Timbers hosts Wilderness First Aid/Emergency Response Seminar sponsored by Plantation Security

On Wednesday, July 21, 2010, Plantation Security sponsored an enjoyable, educational, and potentially lifesaving Wilderness First Aid/Emergency Response Seminar to members of the Leon County Plantation Community at Tall Timbers Research Station. There were almost 50 Plantation Community attendees, including Administrators, Managers, Dog Trainers, tractor drivers and others who live and work in remote areas.

Plantation Security, Inc. has served the Plantation Community for 30 years, and according to Alan Lamarche, President of Plantation Security, they have long recognized the need for a better understanding of basic "first responder" knowledge among those who work and reside in wilderness areas that are geographically removed from the usual momentary response capabilities of Emergency Management Services (EMS).

At the request of Plantation Security, Captain Sally Davis of Leon County EMS worked with her team to design a Wilderness First Aid/Emergency Response training program, which Lamarche said was “one of the most outstanding, professional presentations that I have experienced in my many years of public safety and security work.” The result was a seminar that included information, handouts and hands-on training with an explanation and tour of the specialized vehicles and equipment that is available for wilderness emergency medical response. 

Captain Davis’s team included: Lieutenant Josh Peebles, Sergeant Shane Weaver, David Kelly Jr.-Paramedic/FT, and Diane Morris- Paramedic.

 Plantation managers practice on CPR dummiers

The mission of Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy is to foster exemplary land stewardship through research, conservation and education.