At the beginning of the new semester, our school organized two important lectures in succession on life skills --- one about fire safety on Feb. 22nd, and the other about First Aid on March. 1st . SHBS is committed to promoting students’ all-round development and individualized growth, and also values training students in the essential survival and salvation skills.
Both these two lectures were given by Mr. Everest Chen, who was very popular among students. Based on his professional expertise,Everest explained the knowledge of fire safety and first aid accurately and clearly. He talked so expressively and vividly that students were absorbed in the lectures.
Next, Everest called our attention to several points about how to prevent fire at home, explained to us different types of fire, fire-extinguishing methods, and escape precautions.
“If you agree that you should bend over and get out the scene when a fire breaks out, please raise your hands.”
“If you agree that the first thing to do is to get a wet a cloth to cover your mouth and nose when a fire breaks out, please raise your hands.”
“If you agree that you should escape by running upstairs if the apartment below yours catches fire, please raise your hands.”
“okay, in real-life situations, those who raised your hands just now might have been killed by the fire.”
Hearing this, students actively interacted with him by putting up their hands to answer his question. Then Everest explained to us the correct ways to escape from a fire in modern times, and the reason behind those practices by citing a real case. He also impressed us with a fire simulation experiment, and made us realize the reason behind the advice: “ Run quickly in case of a small fire, and close the door in case of dense smoke.” After demonstrating the escape skills in different fire scenes, the use of common fire extinguishers and related precautions, Everest stressed that since fire is merciless, priority should be given to prevention of fire.
Once a fire breaks out, even a single second counts and your life and death may depend on each choice you make. Therefore, mastery of fire-fighting knowledge is of vital importance. We hope that students and teachers will share what you’ve learned today with your family and friends.
First of all, Everest Chen made everyone aware of the purpose and principle of first aid. The purpose of first aid is to seize the key moments to stabilize the patent’s conditions, and the primary principle is to call for an ambulance by dialing 120; to make sure that you are safe yourself before saving the patient.
Next, Everest respectively explained cardiopulmonary resuscitation, on-the-scene trauma rescue skills including hemostasis, bandaging, fixation and handling, as well as first aid measures to be taken in case of sports injuries, burns, FBAO and drowning.
William Wu, a holder of first aid certificate, helped Everest demonstrate on the stage the confirmation steps that should be taken before the implementation of CPR, the use of AED and the correct rescue motions to be performed in case of FBAO.
Everest and William made each skill clear and easy to understand. They gave such a humorous and focused demonstration that students knew not only what to do but also why to do so.
Students have acquired crucial knowledge about survival and rescue skills by attending these two lectures. Equipped with such knowledge, they will be able to save themselves as well as others in case of emergency. During the lectures, students listened attentively and interacted actively with the lecturer. Eric Hu also took notes during the lectures. We will share them with everyone after sorting them out. This week,let’s read his notes on fire-fighting safety first.