BMRC First Aid Training Opportunity

April 13, 2022

Be Prepared to Help

First Aid Training Opportunity

A unique opportunity is available to gain First Aid knowledge through in-person classes with the Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps. The Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps is a volunteer-based unit of EMT-Bs on the UC Berkeley Campus. They are the first student-run Medical Reserve Corps on the West Coast and are currently sponsored by the UC Berkeley Office of Emergency Management.

The Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps student group has already provided several successful emergency preparedness experiences for the Division of Student Affairs over the last two years. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn valuable First Aid skills.

  • Part 1 (In-Person) Basic First Aid You never know when the next emergency will be! If mass-casualty incidents like earthquakes or an active shooter event occurred on campus, does your department’s first aiders have the skills and knowledge to deal with multiple victims and varying injuries prior to the arrival of first responders? This first aid class focuses on how you can lend aid during large scale disasters. Through this course, you will gain the ability to prioritize aid when faced with multiple casualties, safely move patients out of risky zones, and perform life saving interventions.
  • Part 2 (In-Person)Stop the Bleed is a national campaign to empower bystanders to help during a bleeding emergency. Anyone can be trained and be ready to save someone’s life – a friend, a family member, colleague or the person next to you – whether you know them or not.  By learning bleeding control—keeping the blood inside the body, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening injuries and act quickly and effectively to control bleeding. 

The First Aid and Stop the Bleed courses are Mass Casualty-based and will have a lecture and "hands-on" portion, covering topics such as patient assessment, triage and major bleeds. Attendees will be asked to have first aid items or alternate household items available for the hands-on section. 

If your group is interested in either or both of these classes, please fill out this interest form or reach out to publichealth@berkeleymrc.org