Chirurgeons’/First Aid Point
First Aid Point (also known as Chirurgeons’ Point) is located at the corner of Brewer’s Road and St. Lawrence Way and is open 24 hours a day. Chirurgeons are on staff from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
EMS can also be accessed by dialing 911 and notifying dispatch that you are at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock Township.
Please note that services provided by ANY agency at Chirurgeons’/First Aid Point are provided free of charge.
- Handwash station
- Adhesive bandages
- Ice packs
- Refrigerator for medicine storage AT YOUR OWN RISK
First Aid Services
- Treatment for minor injuries
- Treatment for more serious injuries, illnesses
- In-camp emergency response
- Doctors will be on site per the schedule posted at the Point.
As with most years and with most departments at Pennsic, we are always in need of volunteers. If your schedule does not permit one of our usual 4-hour shifts, we will be delighted to work with you on a shorter shift or different times so that you can volunteer and still enjoy the event.
If you are a warranted Chirurgeon and would like to volunteer: please stop by with the required paperwork (first aid/CPR certifications, proof of SCA membership, legal Photo ID) and sign up for a shift or two.
If you are not a warranted Chirurgeon and would like to work as a non-medical volunteer (assist with record keeping, supply inventory, housekeeping, and other tasks), please stop in.
If you are not a warranted Chirurgeon, but would like to become one: you will need the appropriate first aid/CPR certifications, proof of SCA membership, legal Photo ID, and the approval of your Kingdom Chirurgeon or designate. Chirurgeons-in-Training who are already listed on their Kingdom’s roster may work shifts at Point under the supervision of a warranted Chirurgeon.
Minors cannot be treated for non life-threatening injuries by Chirurgeons/First Aiders unless a parent or court-appointed legal guardian is physically present and gives consent. Waivers to treat minors that have been signed in advance are not valid in the state of Pennsylvania and will not be accepted.
For Those With Existing Medical Conditions
If you have a medical condition that emergency responders should be aware of, we strongly recommend that you wear at all times a commercially available Medic-Alert™ bracelet or necklace that is appropriate to your condition and that you carry emergency medication with you at all times.
One of the smartest ideas we have ever seen was a small shoulder satchel with the words “Epi-pen” embroidered in 3 inch high letters on the outside.
Suggestions For a Safe And Healthy Pennsic
- Hydrate often with non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic liquids. Take water with you when you are going to be in class tents or on the battlefield.
- Apply sunscreen often.
- Wear a hat or other head covering.
- Dress appropriately for weather conditions.
- Wear sturdy and comfortable footgear with ankle support (especially important for combatants).
- Carry emergency medications with you and wear your Medic-Alert™ bracelet or necklace.
- Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize; this includes food preparation and frequent hand-washing with soap and water.
- Keep lids closed on toilets to discourage disease-carrying flies.
And above all, don’t forget to bring your common sense to Pennsic!
As in past years, First Aid, CPR, and other related classes will be offered by modern certifying agencies. They will be listed in the Pennsic University schedule under “Health & Safety.”
Have a good and safe War!
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