FLAME will be hosting a Street Medic training in Ithaca, NY on the weekend of March 15th. Some housing will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This is the standard training for individuals of all levels of experience who want to identify as Street Medics at all kinds of events–protests, marches, occupations, encampments, blockades, etc.
Here’s a great summary from ARM (Atlanta Resistance Medics) as to what trainings like this are all about. “This training will qualify persons with or without health care experience to begin acting as street medics. Participants will learn about street medic history and ethics, common health issues seen by street medics, working in non-hierarchical communities, and advocating for and empowering our patients. The training uses scenarios, lecture, and lots of hands-on practice.
Street medics are called upon to deal with everything from head trauma to sexual assault to handcuff injuries to hypothermia. Street medics are trained in first response, critical incident stress support, management of injuries caused by police, weather, health disparities, and impaired decision making; and public health promotion in protester encampments and communities in struggle. Street medic care is ethical, empowering, and always starts with ‘do no harm.’ As a street medic, you will be specifically qualified to work in a team structure in unsecured situations or clinics, with limited resources, and to challenge oppression while supporting the effectiveness of social movements that attack disparities at their source.”
Questions? Want to register? Shoot us a message! Flame@riseup.net