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You Are the Help Until Help Arrives - Emergency Preparedness Training

No-cost personal emergency preparedness training.

Trauma is the leading cause of death in Americans under age 46. Serious injuries require immediate action to stop someone from dying. While the Nation’s emergency medical responders are quick to arrive, any delay between injury and the initiation of care can result in death. Those nearest to someone with life-threatening injuries are best positioned to provide the first care, which should focus on the most essential actions, including moving someone away from ongoing danger, controlling bleeding, positioning the injured so they can breathe, keeping them warm, and providing comfort. This course is designed to educate the public about the important role it plays in providing these potentially life-saving interventions prior to the arrival of emergency services.

Registration is requested.

Participants will learn how to:

Communicate with 9-1-1 operators effectively.

Act to protect the injured from further harm.

Position the injured.

Stop life-threatening bleeding.

Provide emotional support.


Location: MSC – The Chamber

January 22, Monday 10:00am -12:00pm

February 15, Thursday 9:00am -11:00am

March 8, Friday 9:00am -11:00am

April 12, Friday 9:30am - 11:30am

May 23, Thursday 2:00pm - 4:00pm

June 18, Tuesday 10:00am - 12:00pm

This is an awareness training and not a certificate course, there is no test or physical stress.

Dale Chambers is the Deputy Director of Emergency Management, University of Missouri System with nearly two decades of experience with emergency preparedness and response in Missouri. Dale provides locally relevant information to this national personal preparedness training.

Friday, March 8 at 9:00am to 11:00am

More dates through June 18, 2024

Millennium Student Center and Student Services (MSC), The Chambers
1 University Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63121-4400

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