This Saturday and Sunday (2:30-5 each day) our trainees will get to practice their newly acquired street medic skills in scenarios with live patients. We cannot make this work without the help of our wonderful volunteers!
Trainees are expected (and held) to strict guidelines around consent, anti-oppression, and patient centered care. Some roles involve moulage/make up and fake blood; others do not. The location is central and accessible by car, bike, and public transit.
We can’t pay you, but will happily share food and zines (and love you forever/get you dibs on future trainings).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Writing “VOLUNTEER PATIENT” in the subject line will help us identify and plug you in. Please specify whether you will be available Sat, Sun, or both (2:30-5 pm each day). Feel free to share with friends, but all volunteers must contact us.
At this time, both the training registration and wait lists are closed (and VERY overbooked). However, based on the political climate and substantial interest, we expect to announce more street medic trainings in the near future. Please email us at email@example.com to find out first when the next training registration opens.
This December the Rosehip Medic Collective will offer a 20-hour Street Medic Training and street medic refresher. The training will take place on the following dates:
- Friday, December 2nd 5pm-9pm
- Saturday, December 3rd, 9am-6:30pm
- Sunday, December 4th, 9am-6:30pm
What’s a Street Medic?”
Street medics are volunteers with varying degrees and modalities of training who provide basic first aid, comfort care, assessment, and other kinds of assistance to groups and in situations often neglected by traditional institutions–including protests, encampments, disaster areas, marginalized/under-served communities. Unlike conventional emergency medical services (9-1-1), street medics receive special training around police violence, working with liberatory movements and community organizations, and emphasis on consent and patient autonomy. A 20-hour street medic training is the informal standard across North America for people filling this role. For more about street medics, see the Street Medic Wiki.
These trainings are intended for people of all skill levels, as much EMTs, nurses, herbalists, or doctors as people with no first aid training. The training is holistic, 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.
Our training includes:
- the why’s, what’s, how’s and ethics of street medicking and providing care
- 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!
Registration & logistics
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
to register, receive logistical information, or have your questions answered.
Location will be accessible by transit, bike, and car/carpool, with elevator access, gender-neutral restrooms, and wheelchair-accessible training space. Childcare and housing can often be arranged, given notice. We strive to make our trainings accessible, safe and supportive for all people and will work with you beforehand to try to meet your needs and goals. Please email us with questions.
Please note that we ask a $25-50 sliding scale donation, starting with a $10 deposit to hold your place. These funds cover training supplies and support our work in the community. If this ask would represent a barrier to participation, please email us to request alternate arrangements. Trained street medics are invited to review/refresh any part of the training at no charge or by donation.
Registration is limited & we can only hold spots for folks committed to the whole training. If you don’t have time for the whole training, get in touch–we will be offering shorter Health and Safety workshops and need volunteer patients/other roles to make these trainings a success.
OTHER WAYS TO BE INVOLVED:
We are looking for people to help us provide food and childcare for this training, free of cost. We will also require help in the form of volunteer patients and can offer training, eternal appreciation, and sometimes zines or cute merch in return. Email us at email@example.com if interested.
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