Snoqualmie Fire Dept. Offers FREE Stop the Bleed Class and Opioid Overdose Education Class, February 17 and March 17
The Snoqualmie Fire Dept. will offer free Stop the Bleed and Opioid Overdose Education training classes February 17 and March 17 (see times below). These classes offer community members the opportunity to be trained by the experts to respond during emergency situations and to help save a life.
- Stop the Bleed, Feb. 17, 9:30-10:30 am
- Opioid Education, Feb. 17, 10:30-11:30 am
- Stop the Bleed, March 17, 9:30-10:30 am
- Opioid Education, March 17, 10:30-11:30 am
Stop the Bleed Class
Skills learned from completing Stop the Bleed training can make the difference between life and death when it comes to home injuries, work-related injuries, motor vehicle crashes or mass shootings. Stop the Bleed focuses on the immediate response to bleeding, recognition of life-threatening bleeding, and appropriate ways to stop bleeding.
During the 60-minute session, participants will have an opportunity to practice with tourniquets, apply direct pressure to simulated wounds, and learn how to pack (fill) wounds with medical gauze.
Instructors will guide you through hands-on bleeding control techniques while providing personalized feedback. Trusted by first responders, law enforcement, doctors, nurses, and disaster responders, this course turns you from a bystander into an immediate responder.
Opioid Education and Overdose/Poisoning Reversal Class
With the dramatic rise in opioid use, addiction, and overdoses/poisonings across the region, this class offers vital opioid education and opioid overdose/poisoning reversal training.
In this one-hour class, participants will learn about multiple situations that can lead to an opioid overdose/poisoning; how to recognize potential and actual opioid overdose/poisoning situations; and how to respond to save a life.
Participants will be trained to administer the lifesaving and opioid reversing drug Naloxone and will be provided with a Naloxone emergency medication kit at the completion of training.
Register online for to reserve your spot in these classes. Class size for each is limited to 40 people. Participants must be 12 years of age and older.
To learn more about public education classes offered by the Snoqualmie Fire Dept., visit www.snoqualmiewa.gov/532/Classes