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Do You KNow First Aide?

When I worked in corrections I was required to know CPR  and First Aide.


It was a few years back when a young boy came walking up to my door...

"I need help."  He said.

I fell off my bike. 

When I looked at the boys hands I seen something of a mangled mess.

I could tell he was in major pain.


My kids knew who he was and so I put the young man in my car with soft

pillow in his lap to set his hands on.


I headed for the hospital and sent my kids to find one of the parents.

I was so glad I had an idea of how to help this boy by firs staying calm.


If you have never had a first aide course...take one.

They are harmless and it could save a life!


The Dr. later told me that the way I helped the young man may have save one of his hands.

They healed but not with a few minor issues.\

Again, take the course!!!!


Comment balloon 14 commentsWilliam Feela • April 30 2018 04:20AM


My bride has saved 2 lives on Virgin America, both times with a defibrillator. 

As a former life guard, hunter and camper; I have my basic first aide and CPR down. I even know how to use a defibrillator.  

Posted by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast (Big Block Realty 858.232.8722) 11 months ago

Great advice, I had to learn it being in the Military and especially being in the Infantry as an Airborne Ranger ....Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 11 months ago

Morning William.

I had CPR a few decades ago.  I can still remember how to do it.  Something you really never forget

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 11 months ago

I have some basic first aide knowledge, William.  Though, I hope I don't have to get into a position where I have to use it.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 11 months ago

Good morning William. I could use the course since it has been years. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 11 months ago

William, I have not taken a course, and keep saying I should.    Better look into it.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 11 months ago

Good morning William. I did take a CPR course years ago and it was so good. I was in a very large group many years ago when a young girl went down and someone immediately started CPR which would have hurt or killed her because she was breathing. I pushed them away and had someone call for help.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 11 months ago

I have talked about it, but now I am going to do something about it!

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 11 months ago

I can patch up small issues, but that is about the extent of my ability unfortunately.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) 11 months ago

Good advice...you never know when you will have to use it !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 11 months ago

When I was selling over 55 new homes, we had the Rrd Cross come in often for classes for us. It is better to have and not need William Feela than need and not know 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 11 months ago

Thank you for this real-life scenario, William!  I have taken CPR classes many moons ago but I definitely could stand a refresher.

Posted by Lee Davenport, Learn With Lee: Real Estate Coaching & Consulting 11 months ago

This is certainly good advice to share.

Summertime will bring more incidents around the swimming pools and the beach and some will be injured during yard work.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 11 months ago

Sometimes I think these courses should be mandatory however you can't go into this half-heartedly. You have to be able to learn to help. Thank you William...


Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) 11 months ago