Many of the guests at Mennonite Heritage Village are either seniors or children. In an effort to be prepared to deal with health issues that our visitors may experience while at the museum, a large group of staff members spent a day last week brushing up on First Aid knowledge and skills.

Our facilitator, Jacqui Broesky, from TRIO First Aid Training, covered learning sessions on basic first aid, CPR, the operation of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), the use of Epipens, fainting, anaphylactic shock, and more. While some of our staff had received similar training in the past, this was a good refresher for them and good new training for the rest. We are now better equipped to help guests who may encounter a health concern during their visit to MHV.

On our Festival days, when we have hundreds of guests each day, we are fortunate to have the services of St. John Ambulance on site. They come well prepared and equipped to handle medical emergencies and irritants. It is important to us that MHV be a safe place for all who come to visit.

About the Author

Gary is responsible for the overall management of MHV. Guiding the staff, informing the board, and networking with officials, volunteers, corporate sponsors, individual donors and other guests. He has a business diploma and a MA in Global Studies from Providence Theological Seminary. With his family he did humanitarian work for 18 years in Asia, including being a CEO of a Compost Enterprise in China. He loves to discuss the Mennonite story and how it is relevant in our world. Learn more about the MHV. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.