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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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    Arrive Alive at Sasol Junxion on 28 September

    These strangers who come into our lives are everyday heroes and real-life detectives.

    Secunda Junxion will host an Arrive Alive campaign on Friday, 28 September, at their premises.
    The campaigns in the past were quite successful in curbing the carnage on our roads.
    This campaign will once again focus on safe driving and being alert on the road. The following companies will be on hand:
    Little Paws Big Hearts will have dog poison kits available at a nominal fee. Dog poisoning is on the rise in Secunda.
    Govan Mbeki Municipality’s Fire Brigade.
    Govan Mbeki Municipality Traffic Department.
    Avbob, Lion Security, Roman Alarms, GTR, JTR, Car Doctor, Langamed and the Bulletin.
    Delta 1 Diving and Rescue will be diving in the dive tank (borrowed from GMM Fire Brigade) and will do a simulated rescue.
    Chaplain Brad Blake will also attend and be on hand to explain how he can help.
    The Coca-Cola truck will be in attendance with a DJ to entertain everybody and the Blue Ribbon truck will be offering something special with every bread bought.
    One of the main concerns at accident scenes is that it is very difficult sometimes to identify the victims. The following piece was placed on the Arrive Alive web page and it addresses the identification problem very well.
    Identification of a Patient/Accident Victim
    In the event of an accident or a medical emergency, it is often a stranger who comes to your rescue. A major concern for many people is the personal identification and the notification of family members in such an event.
    These strangers who come into our lives are everyday heroes and real-life detectives. First and foremost their job is to save a life but once the patient is stabilised they have to identify the patient, enquire about medical aid and often contact family members.
    This can be done in numerous ways, all of which have their advantages and disadvantages.
    The most obvious is to locate a wallet with medical aid card, driver’s license or other forms of identification. If the emergency personnel were not first on the scene this may have been stolen by bystanders. If lucky, the accident or emergency could be in the vicinity of home or work where the patient is easily identifiable. Then a bystander may be able to provide emergency personnel with the relevant information.
    In our technology-driven world, the cell phone has been invaluable in assisting. Internationally the acronym I.C.E ( In Case of Emergency) is used to identify a contact person on an individuals cell phone for such an event.
    In the event of a motor vehicle accident, if Metro Police is on scene the patient may be identified by tracing the number plates. This is only helpful if the driver is the registered owner of the motor vehicle. As mentioned before, this is real-life detective work and can be challenging for emergency personnel who have numerous tasks to complete in a short space of time in a largely uncontrolled environment. Please ensure that you have proper identification on you as well as your medical aid information.

    Arrive Alive at Sasol Junxion on 28 September