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Postby Return of Crispy Creme » March 3rd, 2005, 6:38 pm

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Kevin_Callahan wrote:If I am already CPR and AED and First Aid certified/licensed do I need to attend this? I would think in my line of work you could just throw me a jersey/jacket!

Kevin, there's a lot of truth to that. In fact, the training will set limits on things that you are trained to do, that patrollers do NOT do. Chief among these is Enforcement. We don't enforce park rules, or any other form of municipal ordinance, state or federal law. If a person is creating an unsafe situation, we use our cell phones to report it to the managers, and file an incident report. We're not allowed to "change hats," even when we've got the skills.
The motto of the Patrol is "Educate, Assist, Inform." The issue of enforcement has created confusion in the minds of a lot of managers (nationally, not just in Michigan), so it is something we try to get straight with both the users and the managers. Ultimately, we take our cues from the unit manager where we're patrolling, as to what we routinely do on patrol.
I agree with Bill, your insights and experience should prove an asset to the group.

For a good description of the Patroller's skills and duties, see the headings listed at:
http://www.imba.com/nmbp/skills/index.html

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Believe me Dan the last thing I would do is be a bike cop, especially without a gun, badge, radio and handcuffs. How much are you looking at cost wise for the jersey and FA kit? Disregard I went to the IMBA site.
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Postby dirt » March 3rd, 2005, 7:11 pm

Kevin_Callahan wrote:
Dan_Harrison wrote:
Kevin_Callahan wrote:If I am already CPR and AED and First Aid certified/licensed do I need to attend this? I would think in my line of work you could just throw me a jersey/jacket!

Kevin, there's a lot of truth to that. In fact, the training will set limits on things that you are trained to do, that patrollers do NOT do. Chief among these is Enforcement. We don't enforce park rules, or any other form of municipal ordinance, state or federal law. If a person is creating an unsafe situation, we use our cell phones to report it to the managers, and file an incident report. We're not allowed to "change hats," even when we've got the skills.
The motto of the Patrol is "Educate, Assist, Inform." The issue of enforcement has created confusion in the minds of a lot of managers (nationally, not just in Michigan), so it is something we try to get straight with both the users and the managers. Ultimately, we take our cues from the unit manager where we're patrolling, as to what we routinely do on patrol.
I agree with Bill, your insights and experience should prove an asset to the group.

For a good description of the Patroller's skills and duties, see the headings listed at:
http://www.imba.com/nmbp/skills/index.html

Dan


Believe me Dan the last thing I would do is be a bike cop, especially without a gun, badge, radio and handcuffs. How much are you looking at cost wise for the jersey and FA kit? Disregard I went to the IMBA site.


So, we can expect to see you there on Sunday??? :lol:
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Postby Knobby Kabushka » March 3rd, 2005, 7:16 pm

You coming Sunday, Kevin

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Postby Return of Crispy Creme » March 3rd, 2005, 7:21 pm

Knobby Kabushka wrote:You coming Sunday, Kevin

maybe I'll let you touch my Colts hat


Deal...and I will let you kiss my Detroit Lions underoos! :D
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Postby Return of Crispy Creme » March 3rd, 2005, 7:23 pm

I might be there. Depends as I promised to take the little guy to the Silverdome for the THQ Motocross on April 9th. Might have to work out something where I bring the whole fam damily.
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Postby Cathie_dear » March 4th, 2005, 10:28 am

I plan on being there Bill. I already carry a bunch of first aid stuff with me and have used it. Most of my skills from veterinary medicine will translate to humans except for front arm slings-I'd have to make someone stand on all fours first. :) Guess I'll have to learn that one.

My mechanical skills need the most work. I need lots of practice at that.
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Postby wingzz » March 4th, 2005, 6:08 pm

Cathie_dear wrote:I plan on being there Bill. I already carry a bunch of first aid stuff with me and have used it. Most of my skills from veterinary medicine will translate to humans except for front arm slings-I'd have to make someone stand on all fours first. :) Guess I'll have to learn that one.

My mechanical skills need the most work. I need lots of practice at that.


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Postby bOOger » March 5th, 2005, 6:31 pm

K2, harvey, claudia and frank,

what medical training do you need? CPR first aid or both. i would suggest reneweing evenif your current certs don't expire until later in the year as this is likely the only "free" course you will find.
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Postby sumoe » March 5th, 2005, 9:48 pm

Please send out e-mails (or post here) as to exact locations and times, and what to bring (paper, pencils, medical supplies, etc.), copies of previous certifications if you need them....details!
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Postby wingzz » March 6th, 2005, 9:07 am

sumoe wrote:Please send out e-mails (or post here) as to exact locations and times, and what to bring (paper, pencils, medical supplies, etc.), copies of previous certifications if you need them....details!


The first post of this thread lists the time and place (one weekend) as far as what to bring, a bike, a backpack a pencil aor pen and some paper, and your charming self
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Re: Voluteer for the Mountain Bike Patrol?? Well.......

Postby sumoe » March 6th, 2005, 9:31 am

bOOger wrote:

The 2005 MMBP Patrol Training Seminar will be held Saturday and Sunday April 9 &10 at Pontaic Lake Recreation Area from 9 AM to 5 PM both days. Lunch provided. Accomodations can be discussed if needed. The agenda for Saturday will be CPR and first aid with a ride follwing. Sunday will entail patrol protocols, trailside bike repair skills, personal interaction skills, and another ride. If interested please send a PM or email to patrol@mmba.org


PLRA is a pretty big area. I'll probably get lost without better directions. (as usual). :roll:
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Re: Voluteer for the Mountain Bike Patrol?? Well.......

Postby Knobby Kabushka » March 6th, 2005, 9:35 am

sumoe wrote:
bOOger wrote:

The 2005 MMBP Patrol Training Seminar will be held Saturday and Sunday April 9 &10 at Pontaic Lake Recreation Area from 9 AM to 5 PM both days. Lunch provided. Accomodations can be discussed if needed. The agenda for Saturday will be CPR and first aid with a ride follwing. Sunday will entail patrol protocols, trailside bike repair skills, personal interaction skills, and another ride. If interested please send a PM or email to patrol@mmba.org


PLRA is a pretty big area. I'll probably get lost without better directions. (as usual). :roll:



I bet we meet at the park headquarters????
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Re: Voluteer for the Mountain Bike Patrol?? Well.......

Postby wingzz » March 6th, 2005, 8:05 pm

Knobby Kabushka wrote:
sumoe wrote:
bOOger wrote:

The 2005 MMBP Patrol Training Seminar will be held Saturday and Sunday April 9 &10 at Pontaic Lake Recreation Area from 9 AM to 5 PM both days. Lunch provided. Accomodations can be discussed if needed. The agenda for Saturday will be CPR and first aid with a ride follwing. Sunday will entail patrol protocols, trailside bike repair skills, personal interaction skills, and another ride. If interested please send a PM or email to patrol@mmba.org


PLRA is a pretty big area. I'll probably get lost without better directions. (as usual). :roll:



I bet we meet at the park headquarters????



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just east of the main entrance there is a sign pointing to the gun range and park headquarters, turn in there (on the north side of the road) and stay to the right, you'll see the HQ on the left.
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Re: Voluteer for the Mountain Bike Patrol?? Well.......

Postby sumoe » March 6th, 2005, 9:53 pm

wingzz wrote:
Knobby Kabushka wrote:
sumoe wrote:
bOOger wrote:

The 2005 MMBP Patrol Training Seminar will be held Saturday and Sunday April 9 &10 at Pontaic Lake Recreation Area from 9 AM to 5 PM both days. Lunch provided. Accomodations can be discussed if needed. The agenda for Saturday will be CPR and first aid with a ride follwing. Sunday will entail patrol protocols, trailside bike repair skills, personal interaction skills, and another ride. If interested please send a PM or email to patrol@mmba.org


PLRA is a pretty big area. I'll probably get lost without better directions. (as usual). :roll:



I bet we meet at the park headquarters????



ding ding, give the man a cookie, that is correct sir
just east of the main entrance there is a sign pointing to the gun range and park headquarters, turn in there (on the north side of the road) and stay to the right, you'll see the HQ on the left.


So, you go in off Williams Lake road, head toward the trailhead, but turn right sooner?

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Re: Voluteer for the Mountain Bike Patrol?? Well.......

Postby Knobby Kabushka » March 6th, 2005, 10:39 pm

sumoe wrote:
wingzz wrote:
Knobby Kabushka wrote:
sumoe wrote:
bOOger wrote:

The 2005 MMBP Patrol Training Seminar will be held Saturday and Sunday April 9 &10 at Pontaic Lake Recreation Area from 9 AM to 5 PM both days. Lunch provided. Accomodations can be discussed if needed. The agenda for Saturday will be CPR and first aid with a ride follwing. Sunday will entail patrol protocols, trailside bike repair skills, personal interaction skills, and another ride. If interested please send a PM or email to patrol@mmba.org


PLRA is a pretty big area. I'll probably get lost without better directions. (as usual). :roll:



I bet we meet at the park headquarters????



ding ding, give the man a cookie, that is correct sir
just east of the main entrance there is a sign pointing to the gun range and park headquarters, turn in there (on the north side of the road) and stay to the right, you'll see the HQ on the left.


So, you go in off Williams Lake road, head toward the trailhead, but turn right sooner?

Signed,

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Sue,Sue,Sue - - Go To:http://www.michigandnr.com/Publications/PDFS/RecreationCamping/pontiac_lake_map.pdf

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