| Greg Stoll - Turner, Oregon
About the Author
Welcome to “Nautical First Aid”,
the latest addition to the Duckworks Magazine line
of columns. Each month in this space we will cover
some aspect of first aid and medical care for boaters.
I will bring to you the skills and knowledge necessary
to deal with a wide variety of medical ailments
so that you can keep yourself and everyone else
safe on the water. I promise to not use medical
jargon without a thorough explanation, and will
keep things as simple as possible.
But first, a little about myself.
My name is Greg Stoll, and I am a Firefighter/Paramedic
in Turner, Oregon. I have been a firefighter for
10 years and an EMT in various capacities for 7.
I currently work for the Turner Fire District on
a full-time basis and a private ambulance company
on a part-time basis.
I have been boating for as long as
I can remember; I grew up working on charter boats
on the Oregon Coast, and have had at least one boat
of my own almost non-stop since I was 12. I currently
own a wide variety of boats from 7’ to 21’;
4 of them are wood! My local boating group is the
Oregon Messabouts, otherwise known