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First Aid/CPR Training -- 2 Class Series

Past Sessions
Sunday, September 18, 2022 22 Elul 5782 - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, September 11, 2022 15 Elul 5782 - 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

"Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire."

Congregation Rodfei Sholom will begin hosting ongoing classes in critical safety, security, self-defense and first responder training for the San Antonio and Central Texas Jewish communities. This training will be a joint project of Rodfei Sholom, the National Protective Services Institute (NPSI) and the Fraternal Order of Investigators (FOI) and will make available specially designed training for the entire local Jewish community.

The first series of two classes will be held at Rodfei Shalom on Sunday June 12 and 26 and will cover essential First Aid and related training. Every member of the community is strongly encouraged to participate and help make our homes, schools, and community institutions safer.

In the event of an emergency response time is a critical factor and public response is often too slow. In our community, SAPD and the SAFD report an "improved" average response time of 7.1 minutes. (Actual response times can be longer.) However, when a person stops breathing permanent brain damage begins after only 4 minutes without oxygen, and death can occur as soon as 4 to 6 minutes later. In cases of injury, according to the Stop The Bleed campaign, the average "bleed-out time" is 2-5 minutes; when a heart stops, each minute defibrillation is delayed reduces someone's chances of survival by approximately 10%.

Trained members of the community can make the difference between recovery and severe permanent injury or death.

Persons successfully completing these courses can be expected to have a basic knowledge of how to effectively respond to a person suffering from cardiac and breathing emergencies, heat/cold injuries, bone injuries, poisonings, sudden illnesses, and injuries causing wounds and bleeding.

All individual classes / modules are approved and credentialed by recognized entities (ex. Red Cross, Education Center of the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI), National Safety Council, etc.). Both NPSI and FOI hold training licenses issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

There are no prerequisites for the below-described courses and no prior training is required.

All training materials will be provided as required and necessary.

Kosher lunch provided on site for both training days.

Total cost including both days' training, meals and materials: $125.00 / person.

Important: participation in this class is capped at twenty-five (25) persons. Early signup is strongly recommended.


I. Sunday, September 11, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM:

Modules on this date will cover:

- Basic First Aid.

- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

- Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Knowledge presentation will include basic skills to recognize and respond to emergencies including CPR techniques, AED procedures, bleeding, shock, heat/cold injuries, bone injuries, poisonings, sudden illnesses, cardiac and breathing emergencies.


II. Sunday, September 18 2022, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM:

Modules on this date will cover:

- Traumatic Bleeding Response (Note: per training materials, "the Stop the Bleed module is designed for those who have little or no medical training but may be called upon to respond to and deliver trauma care and bleeding control prior to emergency medical services arrival or in an austere environment. Class topics include tourniquet application and wound packing.").

- Practical Exercises and Testing to increase and sharpen attendees' retention and competence.

- Confirmation of skills to receive certification.


The above-described modules meet training objectives of American Red Cross and/or National Safety Council.

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