I took the ASM Basic and Advanced courses back in early March and loved them! Shortly after I also completed First Aid, CPR & AED certification. Why did I do this? There were two particular incidents in the past (neither one motorcycle related) that I happened on the scene of accidents. I did the best I could at the time, but wished I could have done more. I played so many scenarios over in my head of what else I could have done, or what did I do right, and what did I do wrong, etc. Even though I helped to the best of my ability, it left me thinking what if? I never ever want to feel helpless in a situation like that. Not being able to help, for me, is one of the worst feelings in the world.
Well, that being said….these classes answered all my questions of the past scenes I came upon, and provided me the knowledge I need to be prepared for the future. I now have the tools I need to never feel helpless again. There is always something I can do.
And although I honestly hope that I never have to use my training, having it is priceless. I recommend the ASM courses and all the First Aid/CPR/AED courses to everyone, rider or not….you may be the one called on one day to save someone’s life. Why not have the tools you need on hand to do that? 🙂
Thanks Gina for sharing your story. We hope it gives others a desire to learn how they can be of assistance when needed. Have you learned how to help a friend? Do they know how to help you? Click here for classes. Click HERE to donate today and help reduce injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists. You can also donate by texting SAVINGLIVES to 44321