Feet are going to make or break your success on a Safety Patrol … or even just working through your day in “normal” life. Chances are good that if you volunteer with the Guardian Angels, you probably work a normal job to support your ability to continue with your volunteer efforts. That job might already involve a lot of standing and walking.
Then on Patrol days, you spend at least two or three hours doing more standing and walking … and sometimes a bit of running, too. You probably have a good pair of boots, or at least comfortable appropriate shoes. Maybe you can find a perfect fit with new boots, that give amazing comfort and support … though that has never happened to me. But even with good footwear, it won’t last forever.Read More
There will be a video coming out very soon, but I would rather introduce the topic of first aid now, than wait until the video is ready. Personally, I carry two kits. The smaller kit is the only one that has ever been used on a patrol, and even then, I have been able to ignore a couple of items in there.Read More
So, what IS an arrest? Here are some specific sections of Penal Code that should help. There’s no need to commit them to memory (though it certainly wouldn’t hurt), but familiarizing yourself with these ideas will most definitely be helpfulRead More
There are plenty of things to consider for a Guardian Angels patrol, and the right gear makes it easier. Here are my suggestions:Read More