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Ambulances and shooting events

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Jim Porter, Oct 27, 2008.

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  1. Jim Porter

    Jim Porter Well-Known Member

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    There is a thread asking about accidents here somewhere. Even with 2000+ kids at the Grand and hundreds at State and local shoots, have you ever looked at the end of the trap line and seen an ambulasnce? NOPE
    How about your local football game on friday night-- YEP every single one. Fact is, it's hard to discuss insurance at the highschool level simply because there are no statistics to draw from.
    Some states are ligislating cheerleading from having pyramids because there are too many accidents. One last thing, when you find accident rates for schools, and occourance that leaves a child paralized or permanently injured is counted and one occourance. Give my kid a gun and a bunch of old geezers to watch over him anytime!!!
     
  2. trapwife

    trapwife Well-Known Member

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    At the Grand American, there is an ambulance on the grounds every day along with medical personnel. At the MTA in Linn Creek, we don't have an ambulance on the grounds, but we do have a doctor and his nurse is in the clubhouse each day. Last year Dr. Chris (also a shooter) saved a heart attack victim right in the middle of the parking lot. We are very grateful and fortunate to have him.
     
  3. chipking

    chipking TS Member

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    Those folks are there not because of the possibility of injury but because us old geezers have a nasty habit of falling out for any number of age related problems. The shooting sports are actually the safest in the world (except maybe professional tiddly-winks)

    --- Chip King ---
     
  4. happy

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    Our Illinois State shoot has had medical professionals with an ambulance for the last 5 years. It only takes one accident or one medical emergency to make the small cost priceless. Most cost is paid for by donations collected at the shoot.
     
  5. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    Trapwife,

    What was Chris the Doctor's last name? Just curious...
     
  6. Ahab

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    Chipking...tiddly-winks is extremely dagerous when you are playing using manhole covers!
     
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