So we’re at Jim’s place in Pennsylvania this week, having our annual board of directors meeting and doing a little skiing at Blue Mountain. Jim’s on ski patrol there, which requires that he receive training as an Emergency Medical Service: First Responder. We’re on our way to the local Panera Bread to drink some coffee, tap their WiFi, and have our second session of meetings.
As we’re approaching the mall we come across a very fresh accident. The driver of a mini SUV has apparently run a red light and been clipped by a semi, causing the SUV to spin and the driver’s head to break out the driver’s-side window. Jim pulls over, grabs his med kit and heads to the scene to offer assistance. There he finds that the driver is covered with broken glass and is bleeding from a cut on her ear. Pictures after the break…
Jim (in the red cap, bending over) gloves up and begins to assess the situation.
From left to right, the semi-truck driver tells his story to cop #1 (Pee Wee Herman); cop #2 talks to witness (obscured); Jim briefs the first EMT (wiping nose on sterile glove).
Second ambulance arrives.
Third ambulance arrives.
Jim briefs paramedics from the second and third ambulances.
Pee Wee Herman briefs cop #3.
Finally at Panera Bread, Jeff regales Jim with his ideas for Laridian in 2009.
Craig and the other Jim listen as Jeff continues rambling on.