Just guaging interest here...
Many of us have attended -or will attend- accident scenes as 'First-Responders' (ie: the first to arrive at an accident scene) but most of us lack formal First Aid training to be effective in these unplanned but critically important circumstances. That said, maybe we ought organize a few training sessions (informal or formal) ...just to give us the information we need to have some degree of competance in these situations [?].
Whether you're interested in personally taking such a class, I'm also curious to know what you believe a "rider/first-responder" ought know within the context of attending an accident scene. Keep in mind: they may be the only person on-scene. Should the First Responder's knowledge be limited to First Aid alone? As in: just enough info to ensure the downed rider has the best possible chance of surviving their crash and/or the -more limited- ability to keep the injured rider comfortable until help arrives[?]. Or should they also know how to manage a crash-scene altogether [?]. In my experience, a road-side crisis involves a series of split-second decisions not limited to just the rider's health but their continued safety, the safety of oncoming cars, the limiting of injuries to "one" accident, and the fine balancing act of doing all of this at the same time alone or -if you're lucky- with at least 2 others to cover the (1) medical issues, (2) roadside debris & traffic control, and (3) communications and assistance to the other two. However the scene plays out, there's lots going on and all of it can be on one person's shoulders. So: what do you believe a 'First Responder' needs to know?
If you're luxuriating on the thought that this (becoming a 'First Responder') won't happen to you, consider as well: you or a riding buddy might be the downed riders needing the help. Either way, both roles minimally require the skill to keep a cool head in the mayhem; many have this ability as an 'instant-on' character trait and it's saved many First Responders and downed riders alike. But that all-important 'First Aid' know-how, #1 on the list... needs to be gained/obtained from somewhere. It's not a natural character trait one simply 'has'. And I can tell you -sadly- that not having First Aid training or experience has in fact destroyed many First Responders - if not forever removing them from riding, then certainly messing them up psychologically for weeks or months after the accident. Especially if the injured rider dies or becomes a quadrapalegic as a result of the accident. It's happened. (One might even consider a 'psychology lesson' as part of the 'First Responder' training session.).
One moment you're just out for a ride, and the next you're suddenly an on-scene emergency service director, the only person attending a traumatic -or gruesome- injury as well as a messy accident scene in a hairpin corner in the middle of nowhere where the next 'help' is likely to be another -fast moving- sportbike. What do you NEED to know RIGHT NOW? If you're the injured rider, what do you -minimally- want your fellow rider to know if they're to be your 'First Responder' ?
Whaddaya think? Please discuss... it's worth your while.