DC’s Food, Clothing & Resistance Collective is hosting a 20-hr street medic training January 29-31 on Friday from 5pm-9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am-6pm with medics from Katuah Medics, Mutual Aid Street Medics, the Philly Medic Collective, and others.
This course is a complete introduction to action medical knowledge and skills. Street medics have provided medical support for the Occupy Movement, uprisings in Ferguson and Baltimore and many other Movement for Black Lives actions. The Food, Clothing, & Resistance Collective (FCRC) is providing this for the DMV area to support people involved in work against police brutality, people engaged in all sorts of political protest, taking care of communities, and radical community-based health care.
This training will prepare you to serve as a street medic in political actions. The training will consist of one evening session and two daytime sessions, with time to practice hands-on skills in realistic scenarios. People of all training levels are welcome. It will include topics such as:
Basic first aid, street operations and tactics, emotional first aid and aftercare, chemical weapons information and treatment, herbs for first aid, and action preparedness.
Street medics are also a source of healthcare information and resources for their communities. This training is open to anyone who wants greater first aid knowledge for support outside of urban street actions (which this training focuses on), including wilderness/rural settings and community first aid.
We will provide dinner Friday night and lunch for both day sessions. Please fill out our registration page to tell us about dietary restrictions, accessibility requests, and childcare requests. For any questions, please email Syd Browning at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in this training but cannot commit to the whole 20 hrs, please email Syd Browning at email@example.com.
Please fill out at least a week prior to the start of the training. We have limited space so we will inform you in the week before the training whether or not you have been accepted into the training.
We are asking for a sliding scale donation of $10-$70 for those who are able. This money is to cover travel costs for trainers and food for the training.