Preparing for a large-scale emergency can seem like a daunting task, but when done step-by-step, and with a team, it can be an exceedingly rewarding experience. There are many ways you can be trained for responding to a large-scale emergency: basic CPR and First Aid, EMT training, or even HAZMAT training. Now is the time to find a training class in your area that can prepare you to help your community in the event of an emergency.
Training courses are offered through a variety of different agencies, including organizations like the Red Cross and those offered through your city, county or state government offices (such as FEMA). Where you go to train depends on how you want to assist your community.
Here are a few ideas about where to find emergency training and the courses offered through the organization:
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Terrorism and Emergency Preparedness
- Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications
- Emergency Antibiotic Dispending
- CPR and First Aid
- Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
- Disaster safety and preparedness (“Masters of Disaster”)
- Hazardous Materials
- Emergency Management
Volunteering in an emergency situation can be taxing emotionally and physically, so your decision about the training you wish to receive should be based on where you’ll be the strongest.
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