Annual Bandages and Brews Event to Teach Outdoor Safety at Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Company

May 31, 2024

Bandages and Brews Event to Teach Outdoor Safety at Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Company on June 5.Summer is approaching quickly which means many people will be spending time outdoors. The Triad has so much to offer, from hiking and fishing to floating down the river or camping, but being prepared is key. If you plan on getting outside this summer, it is important to know what to do, just in case something goes wrong.

Join Wake Forest University School of Medicine emergency medicine faculty, resident physicians and medical students who are helping train people to do just that. 

On Wednesday, June 5, the annual Bandages and Brews: Stayin’ Alive in the Outdoors event will be held at Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Company, 772 Trade St. NW, Winston-Salem from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Attendees will receive first-hand practical advice on building a first aid kit, will learn about lightning and drowning, how to treat sprains, strains, fractures and burns as well as ways to stop severe bleeding. 

“This is one of my favorite events of the year; it’s free and fun way to ask questions, get hands-on instruction and be prepared for anything the great outdoors could throw at you,” said Dr. Chris Davis, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and an emergency medicine physician at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. “The more our community knows, the safer you can be when enjoying everything Mother Nature has to offer. Come learn basic, helpful and often life-saving skills so we can safely enjoy activities and avoid a trip to the emergency department.”

In addition, staff from Great Outdoor Provision Company and other community organizations will be on hand to provide information on local opportunities to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Food will also be available this year. Backcountry Hunters and Anglers will be offering smash burgers for donations to support conservation efforts. 

Those who wish to attend should register here.  

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