Public Preparedness Courses

Public Preparedness Division


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CPR/ AED/ Narcan Classes

COMING SOON in 2024, AHA certified instructors will be offering public courses. If you or your organization is interested in becoming certified or re-certifying, please contact Heather Till at 856-935-7510 ext. 8474 or by email at .

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 Public 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. Lauren Pomykala 856-935-7510 ext. 8482 or .

Pet CPR

Pets are family too, so why not be prepared to help them in case of an emergency. Pet CPR is a class designed to educate pet owners on how to check their pet’s heart rate and pulse and what values are considered normal. In addition, pet owners will be taught how to help a pet experiencing distress, including choking.  This class will teach pet owners how to perform CPR on pets, big or small. The Public Preparedness Division for the Salem County Department of Health and Human Services is offering Pet CPR classes for groups of 5 or more people, 14 years and older. The one-hour class is free for Salem County Residents. For more information or to schedule a class, please contact Lauren Pomykala 856-935-7510 ext. 8482 or .