Accidents happen. Ordinary people with little medical training may find themselves in situations in which someone has suffered a traumatic injury, in a rural or austere environment where resources may be miles away.

Training topics:

This course is designed to provide people with no medical background, specifically farmers and family members, with the basic lifesaving skills necessary to treat an injured family member or coworker until help arrives.  First responders may also take the course. The 4-hour course teaches students how to stop massive bleeding; deal with breathing  problems; treat burns, broken bones, eye injuries, Chemical injuries, and hypothermia; and What treatment options are available for someone trapped in a machine, grain bin, or manure pit.

• Massive Bleeding (lecture and hands on skill station)

• Airway and Choking (lecture and hands on skill station)

• Respiration and breathing problems

• Circulation (lecture and hands on skill station)

• Head to Toe Assessment & Hypo-thermia (lecture and hands on skill station)

• Pain Management for Burns and Injuries

The course is offered at the Calamityville training facility in Fairborn, Ohio, home to the National Center for Medical Readiness.

About Us:

Calamityville is a 52-acre campus in Fairborn, Ohio operated by Wright State University. The facility’s training zones offer real world props, including a massive 9- story, 300-foot long industrial building; civilian and military emergency, heavy-hauler, and passenger equipment; and three full-sized school buses. 

Calamityville also has state-of-the -art classrooms and labs.


AUDIENCE: Farm and agricultural workers

HOURS: 4 hours, with breaks

DATE: Sept. 12, 2013, 8 a.m. — Noon

FORMAT: Classroom, with hands-on skill stations

PRICING: $50 for Farm Bureau members; $60 for non-Farm Bureau attendees.

Each paying attendee can bring one co-worker or family member for free.

LOCATION: 506 E. Xenia Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324

CALL TO REGISTER: (937) 382-4407 or (800)443-6830

Farmedic:: Lifesaving 101

For Farming Communities and Families

 Following the meeting, lunch will be provided by Greene County Cattlemen’s Association.


Devin Trout is the media and marketing specialist for Franklin County Farm Bureau and designer for Edible Columbus. She is a Columbus Pittie Committee foster and active with the Central Ohio Young Ag Professionals.

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