The purpose of the Bystander Assistance Programs are
to enhance the survival rate and reduce severity of injuries for the
injured riders of all motorized vehicles. We expect to decrease the
chance of rescuer injury due to inappropriate actions at the accident
scene. We also expect to educate motorists how to protect themselves
legally and financially should an accident occur.
Goals and Objectives
The program is directed toward the assessment and treatment of
the injured as well as how to safely administer care. We teach scene
management and the legal aspects of an accident.
This course will provide the participant with a
heightened awareness of:
•Mechanisms of Injury
•Securing the Accident Scene
•Assessment and Treatment Techniques
•Injuries Associated With Motor Vehicle •Trauma
•Preservation of the Accident Scene
•Adequate Insurance Needs &
Cost: Cost is $75/per
person and includes snack – lunch is on your own.
What you get: A study
guide book that goes over our class material so that you can refresh
|·7 hours of class
with a visual demo’s
Injury can tell you what about the injured?
|·DVD handout of
motorcycle legal issues.
of motorcycle crashes.
||·Hands on training
|·Trauma pack vs
First aid kit info.
||·Head to toe
assessment of injuries
|·ABC of CPR vs
||·A certificate of
further injuries of general public, traffic, injured and yourself.
||·A patch so that
other riders and EMS will know you have been trained.
|·Hands on training
of moving and positioning a victim with possible spinal cord injuries.
American Nurses Credentialing Center
proper information that the EMS 911 want to know.
||·Who to send where
Missouri Motorcycle Deaths Highest in Nation !
Kansas City News
A new report shows Missouri has
one of the highest motorcycle death rates in the nation. In fact,
Missouri has been in the top 10 since 2005.
Even though Missouri has
a helmet law, the study shows that nearly 20 percent of people who died
in motorcycle crashes were not wearing helmets, and another 3 percent
were not wearing their helmets properly.
News-Leader reports that 390 motorcyclists died on Missouri roads from
2002 to 2006. The newspaper reviewed data from the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration.
The study showed that
white males around 38 years old made up 92-percent of the deaths. There
are a number of factors that have contributed to the trend. More people
are taking advantage of motorcycle's better gas mileage, and baby
boomers are now getting back into the hobby of motorcycling.
Missouri's helmet law
requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet, but there are some
lawmakers working to kill that law.
Kathy Quinn, FOX 4 News.
Motorcycle deaths one of the highest in Missouri.
Phillips, RN - Lead Instructor
Virginia has been around motorcycles most of her life
beginning with her handsome husband of 30 years riding a Honda 750
starting before they were married. Besides riding with Steve for many
years she also had experiences riding her own dirt bike. After raising
two children, a Physicist and future Pharmacist, Virginia became a
nurse in 1997. She has worked in hospitals as LPN and later became an
RN. She mostly enjoys home health care for elderly and pediatric
patients. For ten years she has volunteered with the
American Red Cross regularly. She became bored riding behind Steve on
their Electra-glide so in 2001 she brought home her own Heritage
Classic that she has customized just for her. Its name is White Shadow.
Early riding began by taking a MSF Basic course and practicing around
town. Then the advanced course, “what a confidence builder. Practice
and confidence has led to several touring rides through many states and
memorable adventures. Virginia belongs to H.O.G. and has served as the
Ladies of Harley officer in her local chapter. Since 2000 she also
operates her leather sewing business, Grace Specialties Inc., and uses
her creative talents to embellish, repair and manufacture leather
garments for bikers.
“I agree that the need to
present Accident Scene Management training is more urgent now than
ever. The average age of the motorcyclist is rising. The injury and
fatality rate among motorcyclist is increasing. Public awareness of
motorcycling is increasing as well. We are willing to travel to train
people to help each other. People usually don’t care what you know
until they know that you care, and we both care about people”.
Contact at: email@example.com
Phillips - Assistant Instructor
Steve has always liked motorcycles. Starting when he was 14
he begged his two friends to let him ride their Honda 70’s. When he was
17 years old he bought his first street bike, a Honda 750 SS, black,
beautiful, and fast. After some riding around town, scaring himself a
few times, collecting invites to the policemen’s ball and a few
scoldings, he crashed that Honda but was fortunate enough to not be
seriously injured. After thinking about what one of the officers has
told him, he sold the Honda and bought a new Harley Super-glide in
1978. “This bike is made just for me” Steve said. “It was low and slow,
like I should be riding”. “Riding this bike for ten years, before
trading it for a son and daughter to parent, was what I thought riding
was.” When Steve returned to riding, he took a MSF riding course and
realized just how much he did not know about riding a motorcycle. He
later attended an experienced course and practiced and realized that
even though he had many years and miles behind him, he was just now
really riding a motorcycle. Touring the back roads of the USA and
Canada is where he likes to ride. In 1997 Steve completed pilot
training and a successful check-ride to become a private pilot. From
that experience he learned how to learn, train and practice techniques,
and that safety is a strategy, not an accident. Steve was asked to
become an instructor and in 2001 completed the training to be a MSF
instructor for the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program. “I practice what
I preach, or the instructor lacks integrity” says Steve. “I just love
the look on student’s faces when something clicks within them and they
feel a technique work”. This is why he continues teaching many classes
each year. Steve has been involved in his local H.O.G. Chapter for 10
years and has served as Safety Officer, Director, Assistant Director,
and Road Captain. Also interested in his right to ride he belongs to
A.M.A. and Freedom of Road Riders.
“A full life is a continuous learning experience. I wish to assist my
lovely bride Virginia presenting the information to the people that
want to learn. If someone has this knowledge at the right time at the
right place it may allow a potentially tragic situation to have a
positive outcome. Someone is going to be lucky. I believe that the more
you know, the better it gets”.
When Dan & Kris Chronister went out for a leisurely motorcycle ride
with their two small sons, Danny & Dustin, they never thought that
they would use the information Dan had learned in a course he had taken
just one month earlier. Dan was a Road Captain in his HOG chapter where
it was mandatory that all road captains take the Bystander Assistance
Course “A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist” taught by Accident Scene
He and Kris were on their
way home from a day of riding with one child on the back of each bike.
Suddenly, they came upon a section of interstate that had buckled from
the extreme heat of the day. Dan was able to maintain control of his
bike but Kris was thrown 5 feet in the air. When she landed Danny was
dragging on the ground. As Kris struggled to pull Danny off the
pavement she lost control of her bike and crashed.
Dan could hear Danny
crying so he went to his wife first who lay motionless. Kris was not
breathing so Dan began jaw thrust rescue breathing. This quick action
likely saved Kris’ life. Once she began to breathe on her own Dan moved
to Danny and tended to his wounds using everything he had in his trauma
kit that he purchased at the class.
After spending several
days in the hospital Kris was released and is now back to enjoying the
hobby she loves, riding.