An estimated 120 Sundance employees received training Wednesday from University of Utah Health experts on first aid techniques in preparation for its annual film festival.
Officials with Sundance told 2news they felt it was important to empower their employees with first aid skills and resources, giving them the tools they need to do their job based on the host of different scenarios they’ve seen in the past.
Treating injuries and illness, and providing emergency assistance until first response personnel can arrive, is vital for the one-week festival since employees deal with situations, such as concussion from falls, lacerations, abrasions, sprained ankles, dehydration, altitude sickness and more.
Additionally, U of U Health will present a special 'Stop the Bleed' training course to further educate the Sundance employees so they know what to do in a man-made or natural mass casualty event.
Each year, the Sundance Film Festival brings out approximately 125, 000 attendees.