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Berkleyside video article on Halcyon CERT class – Surviving An Active Shooter And Helping The Wounded – Part II
Summary, notes and photos of the first of two classes on surviving on active shooter and helping the wounded.
The morning was in two parts. First, an incredible, and sadly relevant, class in surviving a mass casualty attack taught by Sgt. Spencer Fomby, leader of Berkeley Police Department’s national award-winning Immediate Action Rapid Deployment Team (informally known as SWAT). Then a review of Stop The Bleed, Controlling Life-Threatening Bleeding With Tourniquets and Pressure Bandages, taught by Berkeley CERT’s own Shawn Connors, Bill Springer, Barber Morita and Carrie Dovzak.
You missed it? Oh No!!!
While there is absolutely no substitute for having attended, we can get you partially up to speed.
CERT member Grace Harwood took an awesome set of notes on Sgt. Fomby’s class. Check’m out: Notes – Survive an Active Shooter Lecture 4-21-18.
And for the Stop The Bleed section, here’s a summary…
And for atmosphere… some pics!
Hello everyone. This is Mieko, the instructor for the sushi class reporting. I think we can call this attempt a success. Actually, a great success.
Mandy and I raised about 500 dollars, which will go straight to Halcyon Neighborhood Association then come to CERT, where it will fund overhead (such as printing), program costs and giveaways, like last year’s trauma kits and gas shut-off wrenches.
For those of you that bought the tickets and came, thank you very, very much. Great students make great classes. We had such a good vibe going.
I had fun. Guessing from the way the food on the table vanished at the end of the class, people liked it, too.
Having spent a ton of time stabilizing the recipe, figuring out the curriculum, and enjoying the class reaction I would love to teach the class again. Whether I will be able to or not will depend largely on community interest. f you know someone who’d like to learn to make veggie sushi, please contact me email@example.com, or Halcyon CERT firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yey home cooking!
This session will consist of instruction from the Berkley Police Department followed by a hands-on practice session in severe bleeding control taught by Berkeley CERT instructor Shawn Connors and three other trainers. All materials will be provided.
You must have taken the classroom to participate in the lab.
Mieko promised a veggie sushi fundraiser during the Progressive Potluck. The dish was very popular that night and disappeared into happy bellies quickly.
So… here it is!
Sat, March 10, 2018
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
$50 per person. Proceeds go to HNA CERT.
Tickets available at Eventbrite, get yours now!
Class size is limited – only 10 seats available! If this event sells out, you can add your name to the waitlist. If a spot opens up you will be contacted by email with purchasing instructions. If there are many people on the waitlist, we will find another date to offer the same class.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Halycon Neighborhood Association Community Emergency Response Team (HNA CERT).
Halcyon Neighborhood Association CERT Mental Health First Class in Pictures and Links
Taught by former Halcyon neighbor Susan Snyder and based on a curriculum developed in Australia and updated by the National Council for Behavioral Health, Sunday’s Mental Health First Aid Class was epic – serious, useful, by turns fun and challenging.
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Some useful links
CITY OF BERKELEY
Some pictures from the class
Proud graduates frame Susan (in gray and red sweater)
One of many role plays
No mistake – this was an information dense day!
A number of creative teaching tools were used
Much was learned and a good, if challenging and tiring time, was had by all
Most students stayed focused on the instructor at the front of the room….