Are you prepared for an emergency?
The Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission (EPC) will present a free series of Emergency and Disaster Response Training sessions every Thursday from March 1 to April 5 at the in Farmington Hills.
The Emergency and Disaster Response Training, open to adults and children ages 14 and up (accompanied by an adult), will prepare citizens to rely on each other when first responders who provide fire and medical services are unable to meet immediate needs. Topics will include:
Session I – Disaster Preparedness: Appropriate actions before, during, and after a disaster.
Session II - Light Search and Rescue Operations: Strategies and search techniques, with a focus on rescuer safety.
Session III - Disaster Medical Operations, Part I: Participants practice diagnosing and treating airway obstruction, bleeding, and shock by using simple triage and rapid treatment techniques.
Session IV - Disaster Medical Operations, Part II: Evaluating patients by doing a head to toe assessment, establishing a medical treatment area, performing basic first aid, and practicing in a safe and sanitary manner.
Session V – Disaster Fire Suppression: Safe use of fire extinguishers, hazardous materials awareness, fire suppression strategies, and how to safely turn off utilities.
Session VI – Disaster Psychology: Symptoms experienced by disaster victims and workers.
Participants who complete all six sessions will receive a backpack containing basic emergency preparedness supplies and equipment. To register or for more information, contact EPC Vice Chair Tim Tutak at 248-417-0930 or email@example.com.