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Street Medic Training in Boston, Jan. 10-12, 2003 (english)
31 Dec 2002
The Boston Area Liberation Medic (BALM) Squad is planning a street medic training in the Boston area for the weekend of Jan. 10-12, 2003 in anticipation of the anti-war protests in DC the following weekend.
The Boston Area Liberation Medic (BALM) Squad is planning a street medic training in the Boston area for the weekend of Jan. 10-12, 2003 in anticipation of the anti-war protests in DC the following weekend.

This course is designed as a complete introduction to action medical knowledge and skills. The completion of this course will prepare you to serve as a street medic at political actions. Street medics also serve as a source of health care information and resources within their communities, and so the training is open to anyone who wishes to gain greater first aid/medical knowledge to use in their lives and to share in their community. The course will be taught by Adrianne "Ace" Allen with assistance from BALM Squad members and other co-trainers.

We will cover Basic Street First Aid (from treating bleeding wounds to splinting sprains and breaks to calling 911 for emergencies), Weather-Related Injuries, Street Operations Tactics, Initial Patient Assessment, Psychological First Aid, Chemical Weapons Treatments and Aftercare, and Stress Management and Treatment. We can also provide Skills Evaluations for folks who want them.

You do not need to have any previous medical or first aid training in order to attend this course.

The training will begin on Friday evening, January 10, and will continue through Sunday afternoon, January 12. Exact class times are TBA. We will provide specific information about the training schedule and other logistics to registered participants before the training weekend. Some food and housing will be provided. When you register for this course, please indicate your housing and dietary needs, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We have a sliding scale fee from $0 to $100 for this training course, and we welcome barter in place of money. We do not want financial restrictions to keep anyone from taking this course. We anticipate that our cost per trainee will be about $40, and we hope that donations from participants will cover our costs.

For more information and to register for this course, please see the Training Info page on the BALM Squad Web site (http://www.bostoncoop.net/balm/train1_03.html).

We hope to see you there!

The Boston Liberation Medic Squad
bostonmedics (at) riseup.net
http://www.bostoncoop.net/balm
See also:
http://www.bostoncoop.net/balm/train1_03.html
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