First responders learn life-saving lessons as motorcycles ride the roads

To improve survival rate of motorists in the event of a crash, EMS crews participated in a program to help them handle different situations.

On Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Two Wheel Trauma program EMS crews learned about different types of injuries that are typically seen with motorcycle, bicycle, ATV, and moped accidents.

The program was held at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport and aimed to enhance the survival rate of injured riders.

ABATE of Iowa was one of the sponsors. ABATE stands for “A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education” and at the training, they did just that.

“With more motorcycles on the road, the better aware that the emergency personnel are on what could be damaged on the body, the faster they have in starting to treat it and the better off we are as riders,” said ABATE’s presenter, Wayne Wierson.

There are about 150,000 registered motorcycles in the State of Iowa.

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