To give a little information on the background of the field. (Privately owned, and the owner was playing with us) It once was a small gravel pit, Covering about 10 square acres or so, so its fairly decent size but not overly large. Some of the walls are step, some are at a nice gradual decline. Any real step sides of the pit are roped off so no one where go near them, or climb them etc etc. One of the players was traversing his way down the inclined hill (I'd say about 20 or 30 degrees) (Its sand, and Clay mind you), and he happened to slip and fall, and tumble quite a ways down. The Hill is roughly, I'd say about 150ft long or so, and he probably fell halfway down it.
Upon landing at the bottom, he had 2 large gashes, one on his arm, one on his leg.. (Mind you this is a sand / gravel pit), so they were pretty well coated with sand and dirt on both coats. I don't consider the cuts to have been life threatening, but they were bleeding pretty steadily. Now since we had a med kit on sight, no worries, no problem correct? Well, we're in a pit, our vehicles are parked on the edge of it, so it was roughly, from where we were standing, atleat a good 1/4 to 1/2 mile away. And a bit of a climb to get up hill..
Well in the mean-time, we used the best looking clean article of clothing to wrap the wounds....So from now on, I carry a Pod Pack, usually containing just 2 pods (which contain a first aid kit, burn kit (sunburn), thermal blanket). It all fits nicely and securely within 2 pods... and just to go a bit "Overboard" but just keeping things safe, I also carry a Pocket Mask for CPR... That attaches to my belt loop, or sometimes I stuff in one of the empty pod holders.
So, I just figure, as ref as well as enforcing the rules to keep players safe, I choose to carry a first aid kit, burn kit, and a CPR breathing barrier on me, just incase another incident happens where a kit is needed right then and there. I'm also, CPR, FIRST AID, AED Certified (No AED on sight, but still certified).
So, I guess my point is, if you're going to ref consistantly, or hell even go to games, its generally a good idea to make sure atleast someone is CPR certified, beause you never know when you will have to give chest compressions to someone.. Just my recommendation, is that anyone who refs, should get CPR/First Aid Certified..and does anyone else carry a med pack on them or no?
This post has been edited by Octavious: 13 February 2007 - 01:36 PM