Frederick County emergency responders will conduct a free community preparedness seminar on September 15 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Facility, 5370 Public Safety Place, Frederick. Attendance will be restricted to the first 50 registrants, and those who wish to register must do so by September 7.
Registration is through Eventbrite.com at www.tinyurl.com/FCEmergencyPreparedness.
The City of Frederick Police Department, Frederick County Division of Emergency Management, Frederick County Division of Fire & Rescue Services, Frederick County Health Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, Maryland Department of Health and Maryland State Police have partnered to provide a free day of emergency preparedness training in response to citizen requests for training.
The classes will include:
- Welcome and overview of emergency preparedness planning
- Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
- Stop the Bleed Training
- Hands Only CPR (non-certificate class)
- Naloxone/Narcan© training
- Closing remarks (certificates of participation will be issued)
The opening session will introduce the instructors and provide information on how to prepare for emergency and disaster situations. The CRASE training topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues and considerations for conducting drills.
The Stop the Bleed Training, a White House initiative launched October 2015, is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.
The Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR, hands only) class will provide non-certificate training in this lifesaving skill. Bystander hands only CPR provided after cardiac arrest can significantly increase the victim’s chance of survival.
Naloxone/Narcan© is a prescription medicine that reverses an opioid overdose. Naloxone is safe and effective and has been used by emergency medical professionals and doctors for decades. Training will include: types of opioids, how to recognize an opioid overdose, how to administer Naloxone, and resources for family members, friends and loved ones.
For more information on preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and hazards, visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/READY.
For additional information about the seminar, contact the Frederick County Department of Emergency Preparedness at 301-600-1746 or EM@FrederickCountyMD.gov.