Industrial Council Offers First Aid Training to Local Industry Employees

Summerville, South Carolina

March 24, 2011 - On March 17, 2011, the Dorchester County Industrial Council (DCIC), in partnership with Dorchester County EMS, hosted the first class in a series of safety trainings for the employees of the existing industries of Dorchester County. Focusing on advanced first aid training, the class included demonstrations on the proper techniques and procedures to use when an incident occurs. Wendy Lee, Dorchester County EMS Deputy Director, provided step-by-step instruction for emergencies that may arise in the workplace, and how to react during these situations. The topics covered during the 2-hour training included seizures, severe fractures, strokes, electrocution, and falls.    

"The safety training program was developed to provide a unique way to give back to the industries of Dorchester County," said Jon Baggett, Dorchester County Economic Development Director. "It's a small thing, but we hope it shows we are here to help the County's existing industries in any way possible."

In addition to first aid training, the Industrial Council also offers CPR/AED certification. Through this program, 46 employees were certified in CPR last year. For questions or additional information, interested industries may contact Dorchester County Economic Development at (843) 875-9109.