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, do 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 basic first aid skills, with an added dialogue on how you can lend aid during large-scale disasters.
- Part 2 (In-Person) – Stop the Bleed(1 hr) is a national campaign to empower bystanders to help during a bleeding emergency. Severe bleeding can lead to death in less than 5 minutes. By learning bleeding control, 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 will have a lecture and "hands-on" portion, covering topics such as patient assessment, triage, and major bleeds.