The next Halifax Sport Fishing Club will be on Thursday, April 19, 2012.

Topic: MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, OFFSHORE / INSHORE

Itís something most of us donít think of very often. How long would it take to get emergency treatment if you were injured in your boat? There are numerous scenarios we as fishermen can think of, hook through your hand, sprains from rough water, dehydration; I could go on and on.

Captain Mike Roberts a retired firefighter from Ormond Beach will be our featured speaker this month. Mike is a veteran of over twenty years with the Ormond Beach fire department. In his spare time he gives seminars and lectures to various groups about medical emergencies. Mike lives in Ormond with his wife and two college age daughters.

Captain Roberts will discuss basic emergencies and their treatment. Areas to be covered include, stroke, heart attack, bleeding, hook removal, and traumatic injuries. The basics of CPR will be discussed though this is NOT intended to replace an approved CPR course. Of note is that Mike is both an avid and experienced offshore fisherman. He can easily relate to what can happen and happen quickly offshore. All will benefit from his valuable experience.

This seminar is a must prior to the upcoming boating and fishing season. Bring your family members, neighbors, and friends.

All HSFC seminars are free and open to the public. Brief business meeting at 6:45 PM, open fishing forum 7:00 PM, seminar 7:30 PM.

All seminars are held at the Riverside Pavilion, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange, FL

For more information, go to www.hsfc.com