Category Archives: News

SPO Jaime Padron Benefit Concert and Fundraiser

On Saturday, May 12th, explorers from Post 247 attended the Officer Padron Family Fundraiser to provide first aid for volunteers and those in attendance.

Central Texas Harley-Davidson teamed up with the Austin Police Department to host this fundraiser, featuring live music performances, BBQ and bake sale, bouncy houses for children, and a motorcycle remembrance ride.

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Medic Safety Training from Post 10-00

On February 7th Austin Police Explorer Post 1000 joined the EMS Explorer Post 247 at their weekly meeting. Explorers in Post 247 were scheduled to learn Paramedic-Safety, and the Police Explorers were kind enough to come and teach defense tactics. They covered how to hold a firm, balanced fighting stance, the correct form for basic punches and kicks, and two straightforward methods on how to react when being grabbed by an aggressor. Continue reading

New Explorer Academy

Thanks to our recent open house we have a few new members. 5 to be more specific.  This brings our total to 16. To get everyone up to par and make sure everyone is on the same level, we will be holding a New Explorer Academy on February 11th from 0800-1700hrs. This first academy is mandatory for all explorers.

We will be holding a New Explorer Academy every 2 months throughout the year.

The Academy will cover the following topics:

CPR

First Aid

Safety

Privacy practices

Equipment familiarization

Post Policies

Professionalism and Ethics

 

 

C.O.P.E.

Friday night at COPE was a pivotal teamwork-building experience. From lining up while blindfolded to deciphering sherpa language on a midnight trek through dark forests, we were put to the test and stretched to the limit. The only way to escape victoriously was to work together. So we climbed into the back of a pickup truck and figured out how to do just that — and we succeeded! Continue reading

APD Post 1000 First aid and CPR training

EMS Explorer Post 247 was privileged to pay a visit to Police Explorer Post 1000 on November 5th to teach them first aid and CPR. Eight EMS explorers were present, seven of which delivered presentations to the attentive audience. Students were educated on scene safety, victim assessment, cuts, bandaging, splinting, cardiac arrest, strokes, and epi pen usage. Continue reading

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

We, the A/TCEMS Explorer Post 24/7 would like to share a little of what we did to honor the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. We participated in the first aid crew for a stair climb to honor of all those who risked their lives and died in those attacks. We are honored to be asked to provide first aid for this stair climb. Continue reading

District Camporee

Explorers are seen heading to a report of a patient. They are being led by Capt. Green

Austin/Travis County EMS Explorer Post 247 had the privilege of providing first aid to 440 Boy Scouts at their District Camporee. Five Explorers and four Explorer Post Advisors, along with all the necessary first aid and camping supplies, trucked out to Griffith League Boys Scout Ranch the first weekend in April. The learning process started immediately as the Advisors coached the youth through setting up the tents and cooking area. With a lot of impressive teamwork and good attitudes, all four tents were soon up and the kitchen area was ready. Continue reading