The free training sessions are open to adults and children ages 14 and older. The EPC is running the classes beginning in September to draw attention to National Preparedness Month.
The Emergency and Disaster Response Training will prepare citizens to rely on each other when first responders who provide fire and medical services are unable to meet immediate needs. Students will learn what to expect in terms of emergency services, individual responsibility for preparedness, and life saving skills.
Topics will include:
- Disaster Preparedness: Appropriate actions before, during, and after a disaster.
- Disaster Fire Suppression: Safe use of fire extinguishers, hazardous materials awareness, and fire suppression strategies.
- Disaster Medical Operations Part 1: Simple techniques to treat airway obstruction, bleeding, and shock.
- Disaster Medical Operations Part 2: Medical assessments, establishing a treatment area, and performing basic first aid.
- Light Search and Rescue Operations: Strategies, search techniques, rescuer safety, and awareness of electric and natural gas hazards.
- Disaster Psychology and the Incident Command System: Symptoms experienced by disaster victims and workers, and explanation of the Incident Command System.
Students who complete all six sessions will receive a backpack containing basic supplies and equipment. To register or for more information, contact EPC Chair Tim Tutak at 248-417-0930 or email@example.com.Source: City of Farmington Hills press release