Chicago Action Medical is proud to be working with St. Louis local street medics to provide trainings ahead of expected protests in St. Louis and Ferguson if the grand jury investigating officer Darren Wilson returns without an indictment for the murder of Mike Brown. We have three trainings planned, two shorter 2-hour trainings this coming weekend and a longer 8-hour training planned for Sunday the 9th. See below for more information on the planned trainings, and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to request any additional trainings. *Check back for updates, and trainings will probably not happen if the grand jury returns first.
Health and Safety In the Streets
This short protest safety workshop covers steps you can take to help stay safe on the streets, police weapons and tactics, eye flushes for pepper spray and teargas exposure, and other topics. It will be part lecture, part practice, and free. For a more comprehensive training with more first aid skills see the info below on the Affinity Group Medic Training.
TWO TIMES TO CHOOSE FROM!
Sat, Nov 1 from 1 to 3 pm
Sun, Nov 2 from 1 to 3 pm
Christ the King UCC Church
11370 Old Halls Ferry Road
Florissant, MO 63033
Affinity Group Medic Training
This full day course covers basic first aid knowledge for taking care of yourself and your friends at protests. Going more in depth to the information covered in the shorter Health and Safety training, this training will also cover basic first aid for injuries common or catastrophic at protests, including hypothermia, breathing emergencies, head trauma, car accidents, and gun shot wounds. Note that this is not a CPR course, any official certification, or the full 20-hour Street Medic Training designed to train people to run as marked medics providing care for an entire crowd of protestors. Sliding scale $0-30, lunch provided, participants will receive a first aid kit.
Registration optional, but highly encouraged: http://goo.gl/forms/euJq3qZTDd
When: Sunday, Nov 9th, 10am-6pm
Where: First Congregational Church, 6501 Wydown Blvd (Btwn Big Bend and Skinker), near Metrolink U City / Big Bend station or Metrobus #2 Red Line