5th Annual Brush Country Medicine and Survival Conference
South Texas is a premier location for hunting and fishing, yet many are unaware of the hidden dangers that these sports present. The conference will cover how to treat injuries and medical emergencies that might arise while in the brush country, such as snake bites, spider bites, poison ivy, gunshot wounds, heat related illness, drowning and other emergent issues.
FREE to public, first responders, and all law enforcement!
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM – 4:15 PM
Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance
118 Paseo Del Prado, Edinburg, TX 78539
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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
CERT training educates citizens about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them on basic disaster response skills. Some topics are: fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster psychology, terrorism awareness and basic disaster medical operations. There are no prerequisites for this training. This training is FREE.
Class Training Dates:
November 14, 2019, 6 PM - 10 PM
November 15, 2019, 6 PP - 10 PM
November 16, 2019, 6 PM - 10 PM
November 17, 2019, 9 AM - 2 PM (Mock Exercise)
Location: Emergency Operations and Training Center, 24200 N. FM 509, Harlingen, TX 78550
To register for this training, please contact:
Bill Snyder, Harlingen CERT
For more general info on CERT, go to:
Search and Rescue in Community Disasters
The Search and Rescue in Community Disasters course is designed to provide training for community members to safely conduct search and light rescue response to aid their family and neighbors in the immediate aftermath of a natural catastrophe, technological accident, or human-caused incidents. The course is intended for members of the whole community and draws on information and lessons learned from a variety of disaster incidents such as hurricanes, tornados, and man-made events for discussion points. Hands-on training is used to demonstrate best practices for effective search and light rescue which can be used in both residential and commercial environments.
*There are no prerequisites for this course.
*To register for this class, you must have an account on PreparingTexas. There is no charge to have create an account, or to take a class.
February 5, 2019, 8 AM - 5 PM
February 6, 2019, 8 AM - 12 Noon
Emergency Operations and Training Center
24200 N. FM 509
Harlingen, TX 78550
For more info, contact:
To register, go to: www.preparingtexas.org
Learn First Aid & CPR
Take a first aid and CPR class. Official certification by the American Red Cross provides, under the “good Samaritan” law, protection for those giving first aid.
Learn about additional training provided by the American Red Cross: www.redcross.org
You Are the Help Until Help Arrives
Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast and emergency responders aren’t always nearby. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately.
Learn 5 simple steps that may save a life.
1. Call 9-1-1
2. Stay Safe
3. Stop the Bleeding
4. Position the Injured
5. Provide Comfort
Learn more about You Are the Help Until Help Arrives: www.community.fema.gov
Do 1 Thing's Ambassador Preparedness Training
Become an ambassador for emergency preparedness and learn to teach others to be safer and more resilient. Learn how to be a leader in preparing your community or organization for all types of emergencies and disasters. Instructors offer tips, resources, and best practices to help you each step of the way. The course was created by Do 1 thing, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to move individuals, families, businesses and communities to prepare for all hazards and become disaster resilient.
Upon completing the course you will quickly receive an email with your certificate of completion. Are you ready to learn?!
Learn more about Preparedness Ambassador Training, go to: training.safeandready.org
Professionals from all areas of emergency and disaster response and management are encouraged to access Preparing Texas to view training offered by the Texas Division of Emergency Management and several federal and state partners. Registering on Preparing Texas is FREE. Students can review their enrollment status, upload profile information, view upcoming courses, print certificates, and view or print their transcript online at their convenience.
Learn about trainings available to citizens! Under "Schedule", look up classes for the "Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council 21" region.
Stop the Bleed
Stop the Bleed empowers the general public to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching the basic techniques of bleeding control. There are a number of methods that can be used to stop bleeding. To learn more, go to the website below.