Kittitas County EMS Division
KITTITAS COUNTY EMS DIVISION
RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
There are risks and dangers inherent when participating in emergency care training classes. These risks include, but are not limited to, injuries during skills practices; back injuries from moving a simulated victim; acquiring communicable diseases; or performing skills on fellow students.
Neither American Safety and Health Institute, Inc. (“ASHI”) nor Kittitas County EMS Division (“KCEMS”) can guarantee the safety of participants, but Training Center’s authorized and affiliated instructors are trained to take reasonable precautions to minimize risks and safeguard participants’ health and safety during training, including:
Providing each class participant with sanitary personal protective equipment, including, but not limited to, breathing barriers (face shields/masks) and gloves; and
Providing training manikins to practice skills such as chest compressions, abdominal thrusts, and rescue breathing that are not appropriate for student-on-student practice.
In addition, instructors and participants should avoid awkward or extreme body positions to avoid back or other injuries from improper lifting and moving. Instructors and participants should not practice moving simulated victims if they have a history of back problems because such practice may aggravate previous back injuries.