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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Duty Day #03

6-August-2019
   Monday-5-August Class 08 of the Emergency Services Youth Academy in Bogota began their first full week of this year academy.  The focus of Duty Day #3 was health and hygiene. After morning drills the squads attended classes given by Sgt Lynch  and Miss Anna. These  informed the Cadets how to practice self awareness both physically and emotionally. This is one of the few times the Cadets  would also be separated by  gender.  Both the Women and Men would learn the same subjects, but in a private and respectful manner. 
   In the afternoon session the Cadet would be given CPR under the direction of a member of the Bogota Rescue Squad. The Cadets were shown a video of basic techniques needed to aid a person in distress. The first thing is to call for help by calling 911 or alert anyone else near by. They were taught how to identify the cause of the distress. If the person appeared to be suffering from cardiac arrest  CPR would be needed to keep the blood circulating to around the victim.  If the person appeared to have difficult breathing then the Heimlich Maneuver  would need to be applied. Videos of both procedures were shown. After the videos the Cadets were able to practice  on CPR Manikins. Each Cadet had a couple of times to learn hand placement, how much force to use, and the proper rhythm to follow. 
   In the second session, while two squads were in the CPR class, the other ones stayed in Speary gym under the guidance of their Squad Instructors.  They were drilled on standing, moving , and marching  in formation.  This is so each Squad will look and move as a single unit. This year a fifth squad has been added. Because of this four squad were left in the gym while the last squad was in class. The Instructors took advantage of this by with a chance to have the Squads start competing with each other.  The purpose is to have each Squad work together as a team for a common goal. When the fifth Squad return then contests between all five Squads were held. One contest was a frog race. Another was to have all the Squads come up with a nickname for themselves and a Squad cheer. Each Squad performed it in front of the Interns who would vote on the best. As each Squad took their turn Sgt Lynch, with his spray bottle, would prowl in front of them and give a quick pull on the trigger. This to see how focus a Cadet can be on their task in-spite of distractions. 
  The end of the day had more drilling, this time as the whole class and a talk with another Honor Graduate. Monday’s guest was Class 06 winner Tiffany Alvarez, she talked to the Cadets about her experience at the Academy. She shared her thought about the stress of Orientation Day, and the chance to learn and do so many different things. Ms Alvarez answered a few questions from this years class. When asked what was her Cadet number she in turn it around and asked if anyone was Cadet #01. When he stood up she said, he should be proud of that number and encourage him to make her and the others who wore that number just as proud of him.

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                       Select photos from the Bogota Blog NJ collection  are now available for purchase. 
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