Whatcom County EMS is offering an American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI) Instructor Development Class on Monday, August 16th and Wednesday, August 18th. The classes will be from 6:30-9:00pm, and students must attend both evenings to complete the class. Students who complete the class will be qualified to teach ASHI layperson CPR and first aid, BLS (healthcare provider CPR), and babysitter safety classes.
Whatcom County EMS is hosting the class, and there is no student fee. The class minimum is 6 students, and the maximum is 10 students. Snacks will be provided. Current masking and social distancing protocols will be followed in class.
About 2-4 hours of online class work is required prior to attending the in-person session; students must complete the online portion before coming to class.
*Open to Whatcom County EMS Providers
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In 2017, the Washington State Legislature passed SHB 1258, known as the Travis Alert Act (RCW 43.70.490). The law required the Department of Health (DOH) to collaborate with Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), State Fire Marshal’s Office, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Washington State Council of Firefighters to review existing training programs both local and national, to design a state wide training program that will familiarize fire department and emergency medical service personnel with the techniques, procedures, and protocols for best handling situations in which persons with disabilities are present at the scene of an emergency. The training is mandatory for all EMS personnel.
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