Snoqualmie Fire Department Hosts No-Cost Emergency Response and Opioid Overdose Training

The Snoqualmie Fire Department is set to host two invaluable training sessions free of charge on February 17 and March 17 to equip community members with crucial emergency response skills.

These training sessions, Stop the Bleed and Opioid Overdose Education classes, aim to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to act swiftly in life-threatening situations, potentially saving lives.

  • Stop the Bleed Class: Scheduled for 9:30-10:30 am on both February 17 and March 17.
  • Opioid Overdose Education Class: Scheduled for 10:30-11:30 am on both February 17 and March 17.

Stop the Bleed Training Overview

This one-hour Stop the Bleed course is designed to teach participants how to effectively respond to bleeding emergencies, whether at home, at work, in traffic, or during mass casualty incidents. The curriculum focuses on recognizing critical bleeding scenarios and executing the correct measures to control bleeding.

Participants will engage in practical exercises, including using tourniquets, applying direct pressure on mock wounds, and packing wounds with medical gauze. Through hands-on practice under the guidance of experienced instructors, attendees will learn bleeding control techniques, transforming from passive onlookers to immediate responders in emergency situations.

Opioid Overdose Education and Reversal Training

In response to the increasing issues of opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose, the Fire Department offers a course on understanding opioids and reversing overdoses. This hour-long session educates attendees on identifying opioid overdose situations and the steps to take to counteract an overdose effectively.

Key to the training is the use of Naloxone, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Participants will be taught how to administer Naloxone and will receive a Naloxone emergency kit upon completing the course.

Registration and Additional Information

Spaces are limited to 40 participants per class, and those interested must be 14 years or older. Registering is necessary to secure a spot in these life-saving classes and can be completed online here. For more details on these and other public education classes offered by the Snoqualmie Fire Department, visit their website.

Community members gain valuable skills that could make a significant difference in emergency situations by participating in these classes, demonstrating the Fire Department’s commitment to public safety and health education.

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