Most people think of ASM Certified instructors when they consider hosting an Accident Scene Management Class for their friends or groups. ASM instructors, however, can help in many ways! Many of us do presentations and set up safety tables or demos at events. Instructors complete 4 days of training and sign annual contracts to be able to teach our program. They have put this effort forth because they want to be of assistance to motorcyclists. We all agree to uphold our mission to reduce injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists through education. Some of our instructors are multi-talented and serve as rider coaches and CPR/1st Aid instructors as well as ASM instructors!
Shown with this article are some pictures of instructors doing demos for groups. Pictured in these pictures to the right are Phil and Jean Herndon from Georgia. They did demonstrations at “2 Wheels Safety Network, Inc.” at their Annual Biker Safety Clinic. You will also note pictures of Little Anne (below left), a CPR manikin who is occasionally seen flying down the highway on her way to assist with demos. Because all of our instructors are motorcyclists they welcome opportunities to meet other riders especially if it involves a motorcycle event or rally. Typically, in return for the instructor giving their time and expertise, a free booth is provided so the instructor can talk to participants about classes and carrying proper supplies.
Regardless of the good that can be done in short focused exercises, it does not take the place of full certified training. In order to learn skills from traffic control to treatment of an injured person a full class should be taken requiring a 7-8 hour commitment. In “A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist” the student will learn and practice important skills such as When, Why and How to move an injured rider. The student also learns When, Why and How to remove a Helmet and how to do a special technique called Jaw Thrust to open an injured person’s airway. All of these critical skills are practiced. Have you taken the time to learn how to help your friend in a time of need? Have they learned how to help you? Take a class today or sign up to become an instructor and teach those in your area how to save lives.