This February, we the Rosehip Medic Collective, are putting on a 20-hour Street Medic Training. Our trainings are holistic and open to people of any skill level, focusing on preparation, actions and aftercare. Participants leave with useful tools whether they plan on being a medic at every major protest or if they simply want basic first aid knowledge for their neighborhood. The schedule is intensive, with one evening session and two long days that include hands-on practices and realistic scenarios. We strive to make our trainings accessible, safe and supportive for all people and will work with you beforehand to make sure that your needs are met. Please let us know about any questions or concerns that might prevent you from training!
Of note, we are planning and giving this training on a much shorter time frame than we usually do because of a major increase in need for medics in the Portland area. We’re working hard to make this happen FAST, we will need participants to respond as soon as possible so we can make this happen in the next month!
Our training includes:
- the why’s, what’s, how’s and ethics of street medicking
- action preparedness
- patient assessment, basic first aid skills and life-saving techniques
- when to call 911 and how to interact with Emergency Medical Services
- police violence and chemical weapons
- use of herbs in the streets and for aftercare
- packing your first aid kit
- and much more!
The training will take place on the following dates:
- Friday, February 6th 5pm-9pm
- Saturday, February 7th, 9am-6:30pm
- Sunday, February 8th, 9am-6:30pm
We are not posting the location on the internet, but it will be centrally located (in Portland) and accessible by bike, car and public transportation.
Please note that we ask a $25-50 donation from all participants to cover our costs, but only require a $10 deposit to hold your place (the rest may be paid before or during the training). People concerned about costs but interested in the training are also encouraged to contact us.
If you are interested in attending this training, please send an e-mail to email@example.com to begin the registration process. Our last training filled rapidly, please get back to us as soon as possible. We are only able to hold spots for participants that can commit to the full training.For more information about us and being a street medic, please check out these links: Rosehip Medic Collective: http://www.rosehipmedics.org Street Medic Wiki: http://medic.wikia.com Orientation to Street Medicking for Medical Providers: http://wrttn.in/e08278