Visit from local Ambulance Attendant
We have a church member that is also an ambulance attendant., Mary came, in uniform, told the Good Samaritan story and had the kids act it out in front of the big group, she talked about how she get's to be a Good Samaritan in her job, She talked about what she did and how she has to treat everyone kindly that needs help no matter what they look like. She talked about basic first aid what to do if you had a nose bleed, or applying pressure to a wound, when to call 911 and when not to, what to do if you were caught on fire? (stop drop and roll and the kids did it), she talked about what to do if you ever got lost, she talked about how to be a Good Samaritan on the playground when someone is hurt or feeling left out, then we took a field trip in our church to the AED on the wall and she talked about what the AED (defibrillator) was and if an adult ever told you to get it, this is where you would find it, She drove an ambulance squad and we all got to go inside (tight fit) and she showed us what she did and how things worked and even ran the siren. It was a hit! The kids were really engaged and asking all kinds of questions. Now the kids will follow up in the kitchen the following week with making heart cookies to give to Mary to take back to her co-workers along with thank you notes. We have tried to make this unit a real hands-on unit for the kids to realize that they too can be a "good Samaritan" ..