During the month of January Kelseyville Fire Captain Jim Dowdy and his crew generously provided CPR training to the docents/volunteers of the Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum. The volunteers were also trained in basic first aid for the types of incidents most likely to occur at that location — choking, snake bites, allergic reactions to bee stings, and heat related problems. The students, mostly an older crowd, were quick to learn and eager to put their new skills to work in hands-on practice with the Resusci-Anne mannequins provided during training. The docents and volunteers view this training as being invaluable should a medical emergency occur at the Stage Stop.
The training and the knowledge gained led to the realization that an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) unit would be very beneficial to have at the Stage Stop. These units cost less than $2,000.00 so fund-raising has begun. If you would like to make a donation to a cause that is quite likely to save lives please give the Stage Stop volunteers a call at 707-533-9990. Or better yet stop on by, visit the Stage Stop Museum, see the stage coach and the quilt block, and make your donation in person. We are located at 9921 Soda Bay Road and we are open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm. On the first Sunday of the month you can also listen to live music when the Northern California Old Time Fiddlers Association holds very lively jam sessions from noon – 2pm, weather permitting.
For more information about the Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum visit www.elystagestop.com or www.lakecountyhistory.org, check out the stage stop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elystagestop, or call the museum at 707-533-9990.