Murphysboro Wins First Aid Cup

Murphysboro Wins First Aid Cup

The first aid team of the Western United Gas and Electric Company in Murphysboro which was organized and trained under the leadership of Chief Albert Herring, won first place in a district team contest for speed and exactness in safety emergency work.

Each of the contestants had to give three demonstrations. The first test was to demonstrate the prone method of resuscitation. The second problem was a demonstration of how best to take care of a person severely burned from the waist up. The Murphysboro team accomplished this in one minute and five seconds. The third test was to demonstrate how to give emergency aid to a person whose spine had been injured. This required very careful bandaging and the strapping of the patient to a make-shift carriage. The evolution was performed in one minute and fifty-seven seconds.

The next safety contest will be conducted in Murphysboro.

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