Emergency Preparedness Courses

Emergency Preparedness Division


Hands-Only CPR classes
The Salem County Medical Reserve Corps is offering Free Hands-Only CPR classes for groups of 5 or more people, 14 years and older for Salem County Residents. Classes are 30 minutes and are lead by a Certified Red Cross Instructor. CPR compressions blocks and step by step instructions are supplied to participants. Train Free Today.

Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth to mouth breaths. 80 percent of sudden cardiac arrests happen in private or residential settings, which mean that if you have to perform Hands-Only CPR you’ll be saving the life of someone you know and love. This could be a child, spouse, parent or friend.

Why CPR?
Most Americans (70 percent) feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to administer CPR or they’re afraid of hurting the victim.

Hands-Only CPR can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival. It has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public.

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death. Cardiac Arrest remains a leading cause of death in the United States. With every minute that goes by without intervention, survival rate drops as much as 10 percent.

Learn Hands Only CPR Today. Remember you could save a life or someone could save yours.

Disaster Cooking Classes
The Salem County Medical Reserve Corps is offering Disaster Cooking for groups of 5 or more people, 10 years and older for Salem County Residents. Classes are 1 hour and include how to prepare a pre-planned recipe using items you would store for an emergency. All recipes are made without the use of electricity, gas, fire or running water. Depending on the size of your group, the instructor will bring up to 5 recipes that your group would prepare and then share with others in the class. All materials included.

You Are the Help Until Help Arrives
You are the help until help arrives, focuses on educating by-standers on basic life saving skills to keep victims with life-threatening injuries alive until first responders arrive. Why Be the Help Until Help Arrives?

Trauma is the leading cause of death in Americans who are 46 years old or younger. Life threatening injuries such as head trauma, shock or bleeding require immediate action to prevent the individual from dying. Even though our first responders are quick to arrive, any delay could result in death. You could help save someone’s life. Learn how to save a life today!

This course focuses on six main points that are crucial steps for helping in an emergency situation; calling 9-1-1, keeping yourself and others safe, positioning the injured so they are able to breathe, stopping life-threatening bleeding and providing emotional support and comfort.

The Emergency Preparedness Division for the Salem County Department of Health and Human Services is offering free classes for groups of 5 or more people that are 14 years or older. Classes are approximately 2.5 hours.

To learn more about each of these important steps today to be prepared in case an emergency strikes tomorrow, please contact us for more information. MaKenzie Chambers 856-935-7510 ext 8479 or Makenzie.Chambers@salemcountynj.gov

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