Accident scene experts teaching riders, the public, how to reduce injuries and fatalities at the scene of a crash
January 30, 2023, Peoria, Arizona – A group of medical and nursing professionals who also ride motorcycles is offering classes to teach others what they can do to help at the scene of a motorcycle crash.
Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation (AMSAF) has partnered with Accident Scene Management (ASM), DBA Road Guardians, the most recognized motorcycle trauma training organization in the world.
Critical skills such as moving the injured, helmet removal, rescue breathing and tourniquets, all are demonstrated and practiced.
“The key to reducing motorcyclist injuries and fatalities is education,” says Teresa Martinez lead instructor for ACM.
“All of our instructors are medics or nurses and ride motorcycles,” adds Martinez. “I have taught this curriculum for 13 years and my background is pre-hospital, ED and trauma as well as serving as a trauma nurse core course Instructor. I have ridden for more than 30 years and encountered several roadside accidents. This curriculum provides crucial life saving information for non-medical trained civilians to get the ball rolling until emergency medical services arrives. We also cover Good Samaritan laws and legalities of helping at the scene. These courses offer more than basic CPR and first aid as they are motorcycle trauma specific and enhance all basic first responder education.”
“Since the beginning, AMSAF has believed in education,” says Mick Degn, executive director for AMSAF. “We began with motorcycle training, then helmet use and now accident scene management education. These programs are made possible due to grants, sponsors, donations and other partners who want to help reduce crashes and fatalities in Arizona.
AMSAF, a 501c(3) non-profit organization, works with the State of Arizona, business partners and sponsors including local businesses, healthcare, police departments, insurance, legal and other prominent entities and individuals, to help decrease the number of distracted and DUI-impaired drivers and to provide scholarships, statewide, to train motorcyclists how to ride more defensively. Our overall mission is safety awareness to reduce the phenomenal number of crashes and fatalities on our roadways.
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