Westport’s Volunteer Emergency Medical Service offers a variety of courses: first aid, CPR, AED, EMT.
They’re open to anyone interested. You can be as young as kindergarten. Or as old as 102.
The other day, Jean Wells told WVEMS’ Stop the Bleed class. She learned the basics of helping in life-threatening bleeding situations.
This was not just some whim. During World War II, she served in the Coast Guard. She has volunteered for the American Red Cross and at Norwalk Hospital for over 50 years.
Of course, that’s just half her life.
(To learn more about EMS courses, click here. Hat tip: Simone Neri)