Frederick County schedules emergency preparedness seminar

October 10, 2018 by  

In an emergency, quick action is needed, and it is usually a bystander, not a trained emergency professional, who will be on hand. Frederick County has scheduled a seminar to help people understand what to do.

Residents of Frederick and the county have requested the seminar, with the result that a number of local agencies have teamed up to provide the training, including the Maryland Department of Health, the Maryland State Police, the City of Frederick Police Department, and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. These first responders have real-world experience in the situations they will be discussing and demonstrating. Experts who devise seminars like this can use graphic design to prepare illustrations that will be helpful for those who attend the training.

The day will be comprised of classes and demonstrations, beginning with a formal welcome, then moving on to emergency preparedness planning. Next will be Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE), followed by Stop the Bleed training. A non-certificate session in hands-only CPR will be given, as will training in the use of the anti-opioid treatment Naloxone/Narcan. After the closing remarks, certificates of participation will be awarded.

The seminar is set for 8:00 am until 1:00 pm on October 20, at the City of Frederick Police Training Facility on Plant Road in Frederick. There is room for only 80 participants, so attendance is first-come, first-served, and registration closes this Friday, October 12.