Post Number: 2
|Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2007 - 08:23 pm: ||
I have a copy of the oh so outdated Juniors program with lesson plans. (ABC = airway bleeding consciousness???)
I am looking for any material others may have put together as far as handouts and/or lesson ideas they might be willing to share as NHQ seems to have more or less lost track of these kids and their program.
Right now I am using the "We Can Help Too" colouring pages as a starting basis for certain health, safety and basic first aid concepts and practices.
Last year I spent a lot of time going over basic ESM (scene survey, primary survey, ongoing casualty care) and running them through simple scenarios which they responded fairly well to.
What has worked for you? What hasn't worked and could use some input/refinement?
Post Number: 179
|Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2007 - 11:00 pm: ||
AJ when I was working with Juniors, I just took the current Emergency First Aid guidelines, and (I really hate to use this term but it's the only one coming to mind right now) "dumbed them down" to be more age appropriate - you'd be surprised at the positive response you'll get and they do love the scenarios, especially if you can give them a little "cas sim" for realism. Activities wise, I have a file that I'll have to dig out and probably scan, since I doubt they still exist in an electronic form, several computers later (or if they do they're filed in cyberland somewhere) and I'll try to get them to you ASAP
Post Number: 159
|Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2007 - 11:08 pm: ||
I was told that Ontario Council is updating the Juniors manual.
Over the years, my Juniors Training Officers have revised the manual a few times.
One tip is to keep the various age groups apart as much as you can. Since Juniors covers Grade One up to Grade Five, you can sometimes have the group interrupted as the Grade Fives not wanting to do activities they deem as "babyish", and the Grade Ones getting lost or bored with the Grade Fives.
We try to do crafts all at the same time, but at separate tables. Depending on the game, we integrate the groups there too. The lesson components are kept separate as much as possible though.
Field trips are a great way to get them excited about the program. Fire Hall tours during Fire Prevention Week, a tour of the local ambulance centre, or maybe a tour of the 911 dispatch (in our case this would be the police station which means they get to sit in police cars and see the firing range).