New Community Bleeding Control Course

DisasterPrep911 and 1st Response Tactical are pleased to announce that we have partnered with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma to offer the Bleeding Control – Basic (B-Con) course to community Citizen Responders.

The “Stop The Bleed” campaign is designed to help Citizen Responders to recognize severe bleeding and take prompt action to minimize and stop the bleeding until First Responders can arrive on scene.  The initiative is in response to past and possible future active shooter and bombing incidents within our country.  However, the core concepts of bleeding control can be used under any condition where someone has uncontrolled severe bleeding.

Severe, uncontrolled bleeding can cause death in as little as 4 to 10 minutes.  It is often the bystander who can offer the greatest hope for the patient.  1st Response is dedicated to providing quality medical training to citizens of this nation and will be offering this course in the near future.  We are also working on more advanced courses that deal directly with treatment of trauma related to active shooter and bombing incidents.

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CPR/AED for Adult, Child, and Infant and First Aid classes being offered in Milton, Florida – 07/29/17

DisasterPrep911 is pleased to announce an upcoming training/certification opportunity in Milton, Florida.  1st Response Tactical is offering a CPR/AED for Adult, Child and Infant class and a First Aid class in Milton, FL.  The classes will be held on Saturday, July 29th, 2017.  CPR will run from 9AM to 12PM and the First Aid course will start promptly at 12PM and run until around 2PM.  Courses are taught by instructors who have many years of field experience in emergency medicine.  The certification is through American Safety and Health Institutes (ASHI) and is valid for 2 years.  ASHI certification is accepted by all employers as well as for EMT, Paramedic, and Nursing schools as pre-requisite for enrollment.  All students who complete the course will receive a certification card.  The card requires 3 to 4 days for processing after the course is completed and can be either mailed to the student or can be picked up.
Costs:
CPR is $20.00 per student and First Aid is $15.00 per student.  Students who take both courses will receive a $5.00 discount, so the total for both classes is $30.00  We can only accept cash payments at this time.
Please email 1stresponsefl@gmail.com to pre-register and for class details.

Happy Independence Day, U.S.A.!

As we move into this 4th of July weekend, I would like to share a few thoughts.  First, I would like to extend my sincere and humble gratitude for all those who have supported DisasterPrep911 and 1st Response Tactical over the years.  We are growing; slowly but surely.  We are committed to our goal of seeing all citizens of this great country prepared to meet any emergency or disaster.  We cannot provide all the resources an individual, family, or group may need, but we can help in some small way with what we are good at:  basic emergency medical care training and basic medical, tactical, and survival supplies.  We believe firmly in the concept of the Citizen Responder! Second, I would like to celebrate with my fellow Americans our country’s birthday.  I share in the jubilation of all our wonderful citizens in this great day.  This is a day of celebration, reminiscence, and joy.  We are a great country.  We have deep troubles that we have to deal with, but we can overcome them as long as we all join together in the spirit of loving our country and supporting those who work so hard to make it safe:  our military, our law enforcement officers, our firefighters, and our EMT’s and Paramedics.  And last but not least, I wish everyone to have a safe holiday.  Be courteous, be mindful, and be careful.  Remember, the cost of a taxi is no where near the cost of a DUI or an accident.  I hope from the bottom of my heart that everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July!

CPR/AED for Adult, Child, and Infant and First Aid classes being offered in Milton, Florida


DisasterPrep911 is pleased to announce an upcoming training/certification opportunity in Milton, Florida.  1st Response Tactical is offering a CPR/AED for Adult, Child and Infant class and a First Aid class in Milton, FL.  The classes will be held on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017.  CPR will run from 1PM to 4PM and the First Aid course will start promptly at 4PM and run until around 6PM.  Courses are taught by instructors who have many years of field experience in emergency medicine.  The certification is through American Safety and Health Institutes (ASHI) and is valid for 2 years.  ASHI certification is accepted by all employers as well as for EMT, Paramedic, and Nursing schools as pre-requisite for enrollment.  All students who complete the course will receive a certification card.  The card requires 3 to 4 days for processing after the course is completed and can be either mailed to the student or can be picked up.
Costs:
CPR is $20.00 per student and First Aid is $15.00 per student.  Students who take both courses will receive a $5.00 discount, so the total for both classes is $30.00  We can only accept cash payments at this time.
Please email 1stresponsefl@gmail.com to pre-register and for class details.

CPR/AED for Adult, Child, and Infant class

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DisasterPrep911 is pleased to announce an upcoming training/certification opportunity in Milton, Florida.  1st Response Tactical is offering a CPR/AED for Adult, Child and Infant class in Milton, FL.  The class will be held on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 from 5PM to 8PM.  The certification is through American Safety and Health Institutes (ASHI) and is valid for 2 years.  All students who complete the course will receive a certification card.  The card requires 3 to 4 days for processing after the course is completed and can be either mailed to the student or can be picked up.

Costs:

CPR is $20.00 per student.  We can only accept cash payments at this time.

Please email 1stresponsefl@gmail.com to pre-register and for class details.

CPR/AED for Adult, Child and Infant and First Aid class being offered in Milton, FL

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DisasterPrep911 is pleased to announce an upcoming training/certification opportunity in Milton, Florida.  1st Response Tactical is offering a CPR/AED for Adult, Child and Infant class and a First Aid class in Milton, FL.  The classes will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  CPR will run from 9AM to Noon and the First Aid course will run from Noon until around 2PM.  The certification is through American Safety and Health Institutes (ASHI) and is valid for 2 years.  All students who complete the course will receive a certification card.  The card requires 3 to 4 days for processing after the course is completed and can be either mailed to the student or can be picked up.

Costs:

CPR is $20.00 per student and First Aid is $15.00 per student.  We can only accept cash payments at this time.

Please email 1stresponsefl@gmail.com to pre-register and for class details.

CPR/AED for Adult, Child and Infant and First Aid class offered in Milton, Florida

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DisasterPrep911 is pleased to announce an upcoming training/certification opportunity in Milton, Florida.  1st Response Tactical is offering a CPR/AED for Adult, Child and Infant class and a First Aid class in Milton, FL.  The classes will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017.  CPR will run from 9AM to Noon and the First Aid course will run from Noon until around 2PM.  The certification is through American Safety and Health Institutes (ASHI) and is valid for 2 years.  All students who complete the course will receive a certification card.  The card requires 3 to 4 days for processing after the course is completed and can be either mailed to the student or can be picked up.

Costs:

CPR is $20.00 per student and First Aid is $15.00 per student.  We can only accept cash payments at this time.

Please email 1stresponsefl@gmail.com to pre-register and for class details.

The Citizen Responder: What Happens In Sudden Cardiac Arrest And Why It Is Important For Citizens To Learn CPR

The Citizen Responder: What Happens In Sudden Cardiac Arrest And Why It Is Important For Citizens To Learn CPR.

We see ads everyday urging the public to take courses in CPR and AED. We see ads urging the use of Hands-Only CPR. To most, they may think about it for a minute and then when faced with the time crunch of our lives, put it in the back of our mind on a list of future “To Do’s.” So, why is it so critically important for everyday people to learn CPR? Will it really make a difference? To answer that question, let’s take a look at what happens in Sudden Cardiac Arrest or SCA.

Time Is Tissue

SCA is characterized by and can be identified by 2 things: An individual suddenly collapsing and the absence of normal breathing. Typically, when a person has been going about their normal routine (they may be walking and talking with no adverse signs or symptoms) and then they suddenly collapse and either stop breathing or have agonal respirations (barely breathing), their heart has gone into a condition known as Ventricular Fibrillation or V-Fib for short. While in V-Fib, the heart ceases to pump blood properly. Since blood is not being pumped properly to other parts of the body, the brain stops receiving blood and therefore, the brain is not receiving oxygen. When the brain stops receiving oxygen, brain death begins to occur within 4 to 6 minutes as brain cells begin to die. Within 10 minutes of the onset of SCA, there is little chance this individual will survive. In most EMS (Emergency Medical Services) systems around the country, it can take 6 to 10 minutes for responders to arrive on scene. Many EMS responders do arrive sooner than that, however, keep in mind that first responders may already be on other calls, thus increasing the response time to the next emergency. So, it is clear how critical it is to have bystanders who are trained in performing high-quality CPR and using an AED. More on the AED later!

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People Helping People

How do Citizen Responders help? Take a course in CPR and AED! There are 3 main certifying agencies: American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), and American Science and Health Institutes (ASHI). All 3 organizations have CPR/AED programs based on AHA principles for Cardiac Arrest. Take a look around your community. You are guaranteed to find many organizations offering classes. Likely, your local fire department or emergency management group offers classes. Be sure to take the course that teach CPR and AED for Adult, Child, and Infant. Taking this course will offer a person the ability to learn and practice high-quality CPR. The course will also teach individuals how to use an AED. The AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) is designed to look for V-Fib, as well as other bad heart rhythms, and if it finds V-Fib, to shock the heart in an attempt to bring the heart back into a normal rhythm. CPR is designed to temporarily restore some oxygen to the brain – remember, the brain is not getting oxygen! The AED is designed to bring the heart back into it’s normal rhythm so that it can pump blood normally.

The Citizen Responder

So, there you have it! The reason why it is important for regular citizens who are not a member of public safety to learn CPR/AED. You may be in the middle of a store when a person goes into SCA. You may be the only person there to recognize and treat this condition. You may be the only person to realize this person needs an ambulance and calls 911. You may be the only person who knows how to perform CPR. You may be the only person who knows how to use an AED, when it is available. You may be the only person performing CPR and using the AED until Firefighters and EMS arrive on scene. You may save that individuals life. You are the Citizen Responder!

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Courses

Thank you for visiting DisasterPrep911, the social presence of 1st Response – Tactical Medicine.  Our goal is to help US citizens be prepared for any emergency or disaster.  As part of our goals, we offer the following courses:  Basic First Aid, Advanced First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, O2 Administration, CPR/AED for Adult, Child, and Infant, CPR for the Professional Rescuer (Basic Life Support), and Wilderness First Aid.

We also offer the following courses for First Responders:  Emergency Medical Responder (Formerly First Responder) and Highway Safety for Emergency Responders.  We offer the following course on a limited basis for First Responders through the Department of Homeland Security:  Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings.  This course is open to U.S. Citizens only per requirements of the DHS.

These courses are site based, classroom courses.  We are working on creating useful and relevant courses that can be taken online.  Keep checking us out for future courses.  Thanks for visiting and stay safe!

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