Student volunteers and local EMS handle first aid at Greenbrier Classic

Local - 7/2/2014 5:16 PM by Karen Franklin

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - The Greenbrier Classic partners with local schools and emergency responders to provide needed medical assistance across its 18 holes.

Student volunteers from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and EMS workers from White Sulphur Springs helped to cover all the bases in 2014.

Staff said two tents -- one on the front nine and one on the back nine --- are staffed continuously. There are also four "mobile ambulances" staged throughout the course.

Employees with the Classic said they're pleased with the plan so far. They spoke with Newswatch about the importance of hydration.

“People don't typically spend all day outside, and then all of a sudden 1 p.m., 2 p.m. in the afternoon they're feeling sluggish, so it's the same thing with the pros,” Monte Ortel told WOAY. “Every tee box we have water and Powerade, and you can see them guzzling down a lot of water to stay hydrated, so take a note from the pros.”

Employees also recommend comfortable shoes, shorts and sunscreen.


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