Safety concern: National trampoline park chain reacts to tragedy

A tragedy at a Richmond trampoline park led some to characterize the industry as unsafe. A 46-year old Victoria father, Jay Greenwood died after falling at Extreme Air Park.

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According to Luke Schueler, COO of Flying Squirrel which has several trampoline parks, safety is the main priority. Any form of injury is a serious matter and there are mandatory polices and procedures for all team members to ensure all the steps are followed to lower the risk for injury. Schueler acknowledged that with any physical recreational activity, there is potential for injury.

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Flying Squirrel ensures that staff with CPR and AED certification are always present  in the facility.

Flying Squirrel ensures that staff with CPR and AED certification are always present  in the facility.

Using a trampoline must be carefully monitored and those who are using one must stay within their limits or capabilities. This is applicable regardless of whether a person is at the gymnastics club, backyard trampoline or a trampoline park.

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Learn how to help by enrolling in a first aid course and for more information, check out these sources:

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/default.htm

https://www.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cpr-new-defibrilators#1

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