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Quote from: BrokenZebra on January 10, 2019, 06:36:23 pmThe SQ/CC has no clue where I fit in with those limitations
Quote from: Lifesaving Award CitationAt approximately 6:20pm on October 19, 2003, Beverly Curtice (mother of Cadet Kenneth Griswold) was sitting at the kitchen table while Cadet Griswold was assisting with dinner preparations. Ongoing medical conditions require Cadet Griswold's mother to take a large number of daily prescription medications twice daily. While sitting at the kitchen table taking her evening medications, Beverly began to choke. At first, Cadet Griswold thought his mother was playing some kind of prank but he quickly realized that her sudden silence, panicked look, and the grasping of her hands around her own neck (the international choking sign) were not in jest but that this was a serious, life-threatening condition. After recognizing the situation, Cadet Griswold remained calm and began to administer abdominal thrusts (commonly known as the "Heimlich Maneuver") in an attempt to dislodge the blockage in his mother's throat. His first attempts were unsuccessful so Cadet Griswold continued the abdominal thrusts until the blockage was dislodged and his mother began to gasp for air. Luckily, Cadet Griswold was among the Cadets and Senior Members of his squadron who had just completed an American Red Cross Standard First Aid Course only a few days prior to his mother's choking incident. Cadet Griswold's ability to recognize an emergency, remain calm, and follow the appropriate emergency steps learned through his American Red Cross training resulted in him saving his mother's life.
Quote from: SAREXinNY on January 05, 2019, 01:24:54 pmQuote from: BrokenZebra on January 05, 2019, 12:40:37 amHiMy name is Megan-louise Tharp but I just go by Megan. My husband is a former CAP Member and I have decided to join. I have submitted my application we are in the process of moving from FL to WV.I am 34 and have a rare connective tissue disorder known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome so I am limited as to what I can participate in. Even the Squadron Commander is not sure what position I can fill.Welcome to CAP! While I don't know the exact limitations you're working with, I can think of a dozen different ways I could utilize someone who was motivated but had some physical limitations. Public affairs, finance, character development, communications, aerospace education, administration/personnel...most of our duties don't require much more than time, or some typing, or taking photographs, or instructing, or working a radio.
Quote from: BrokenZebra on January 05, 2019, 12:40:37 amHiMy name is Megan-louise Tharp but I just go by Megan. My husband is a former CAP Member and I have decided to join. I have submitted my application we are in the process of moving from FL to WV.I am 34 and have a rare connective tissue disorder known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome so I am limited as to what I can participate in. Even the Squadron Commander is not sure what position I can fill.
Quote from: usaf730 on April 05, 2019, 01:36:18 pmHey all, just posting a quick intro. Nate here and I recently joined the 77th Composite in the Maine Wing. 6 years active duty Security Forces officer followed by about 9 years of federal service. Hopefully I'll be putting on my old rank if Captain once/if approved. Looking forward participating and thanks all hearing me out. ~ Defensor Fortis, Nate
Quote from: audiododd on May 22, 2019, 06:27:13 pmI used to live in North Chelmsford when I was stationed at Hanscom ('98-'02). Used to go up to Nashua all the time.
Quote from: Dad Jokes on July 02, 2019, 04:34:44 amAnother new guy. I dabbled in CAP when I was in my late teens after one of my older brothers pointed me in the right direction. I come from a military family, how ever I never joined (blew my knee out a few weeks before I was due to go). I found my way into public safety and retired from that a few years ago. Any way, my oldest daughter has a huge drive to get into the Air Force Academy and then NASA and I was telling her about CAP. I decided to join as a Sr member to support her and I know I will enjoy it as well. I'm likely going to be full of questions so I'll apologize in advance. I promise to do a search before posting any. Out of curiosity are there any others here that transferred from the public safety world to CAP? I'd love to hear your experience and how you related training and background to this field.
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