7/20 FREE School Earthquake Response Training
EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE TRAINING
Times: Two, four-hour sessions: 8am-12pm or 12:30-4:30pm.
Location: Fire Station #2 (Fire Bureau Training
4800 NE 122nd Ave Portland OR 97230.
to a structural engineer who has studied how earthquakes affect unreinforced masonry school buildings, most of the people in your school would probably survive even a 9.0 earthquake -- and quite a few of them would likely need immediate trauma first aid and/or
assistance getting out of the building. In a large earthquake, it is likely EMS & the fire department will be delayed in responding, which means in the crucial Golden Hour after the injuries happened school staff and parents will likely be the ONLY First Responders.
it is vital school staff & parents learn basic search & rescue techniques, trauma triage, and trauma first aid. These skills are simple for lay people to learn, and schools that have even a few trained staff & parents have dramatically fewer casualties, are
remarkably more effective at preventing injuries, and are far more resilient in other school emergencies (like active shooters).
The 7/20 workshops are a partnership between the
Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, Portland Fire and Rescue, and the Neighborhood Emergency Team and will be taught by an experienced Portland Fire and Rescue trainer. Participants will learn:
to identify hazards in your room & school
to mitigate existing hazards
Methods for Assessing & Responding to Trauma in a disaster setting
to identify life threatening injuries and treat them effectively (Stop the Bleed)
This training will also provide crucial skills
you would need in an active shooter scenario and other emergencies at your school.
Vernon, Woodlawn, & Sabin Elementary Schools &
four buildings at Concordia University are all un-reinforced masonry, and therefore at higher risk for serious structural damage & injuries in a major earthquake.
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invite to anyone who might help us spread the word to school staff & parents, and post this announcement on social media like facebook or NextDoor, and don’t hesitate to reach out to me or Davon Wilson-Angel at PBEM if you have questions (contact info below).
Bart Church, Assistant Team Leader & Training & Education
Coordinator Concordia/Woodlawn/Vernon Neighborhood Emergency TeamEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgCELL:
Here is contact info for Davon:
Bureau of Emergency Management
(503) 823-3732 | c: (503) 730-1600
SE Bush Street, Portland, OR 97266-2562