A collaborative endeavor between Jackson & Josephine County Emergency Management to help the citizens of the Rogue Valley prepare for and respond to disasters

Prep-U

Trainings

ROGUE VALLEY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Our next Prep-U has been scheduled along with our other training opportunities.  Below is a list of the available classes and the cost.  The updated Prep-U cost covers all consumable supplies.  Comprehensive Water Training and Austere Medical Conditions Class are usually $150 per student – our instructors have offered this to the county at an extreme discount.  Each class is on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Even if you have already registered, you must confirm now that dates have been selected.  Please see the details for each class below. 

 

Prep-U

Dates:       TBD - Likely in Oct/Nov
Time:         6:00pm – 8:00pm (We will try to have you out by 8:00pm, but please be flexible as some nights may run a little longer.)
Location:    SAR Classroom – 250 Tech Way, off Exit 61 in Merlin
Fee:           $15 per person due at the first class.  (This covers all consumable items.  If you are a Prep-U alumni retaking the course and you bring your old                            binder, the fee will be $10.)  Please see the flyer below (or click here) for additional information. 
Register:    Email rperrin@josephinecounty.gov, call 541-474-5308.  
Please provide the name, phone number and email address for each student registering. 
General:     Upon registration an email will be sent with further information.
Supplies:    A pen and paper.  All other supplies/information will be provided.


 





Comprehensive Water Class

Date:         Saturday, March 14th
Time:         9:00am – 1:00pm OR
                  
Location:    EOC (building on the right) – 250 Tech Way, off Exit 61 in Merlin
Fee:           $20 per person – A check payable to Mike Swartz or cash
Register:     Email your registration information to rperrin@josephinecounty.gov 

General:     Please bring sack lunch or snacks and drinks.  There is not much around our facility for running out and grabbing lunch. 
Supplies:    If you have a water purification system/method, please bring it with you to test with the instructors.


 




Austere Medical Conditions Class

Date:          Saturday, March 28th
Time:          9:00am – 5:00pm
Location:    SAR Classroom – 250 Tech Way, off Exit 61 in Merlin
Fee:           $20 per person – A check payable to Mike Swartz mailed to 250 Tech Way, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
Register:    Email your registration information to rperrin@josephinecounty.gov and mail payment
General:     Please bring sack lunch, snacks and drinks.  There is not much around our facility for running out and grabbing lunch. 
Supplies:    Below is the scope of the class and suggested equipment from the instructor:     


They need to understand this is a hands on class not a lecture. 
Accommodation for disability is easy but we need to know in advance. 
Be prepared to apply and have a tourniquet applied. 
Be prepared for others to do a physical exam on you. 
Be prepared to lift patients in various ways if able. 

They should have:
     - Duct tape 
     - Ace wraps 


I recommend each student get a Sam splint or 2 to practice with and keep in a kit. 
     - SAM Splint 36" x 4.25" Orange & Blue, Flat (pictured here - available on Amazon or your local pharmacy)

Or the off-brand version:
     - Ever Ready First Aid Universal Aluminum Splint, 36 Inch Rolled, 5 Ounce (available on Amazon)                   

And kerlex rolls also add to the training value.  They can use a few in class and have some for their kit. 
     - 10 Rolls of 4.5"x4.1yds 6 Ply Sterile Krinkle Gauze + 2 Rolls of Vakly Medical Tape (pictured here - available on Amazon or your local pharmacy)





Advanced Wound Care

Date:          Saturday, May 9th
Time:          9:00am – 5:00pm
Location:    SAR Classroom – 250 Tech Way, off Exit 61 in Merlin
Fee:           $75 per person – A check payable to Mike Swartz mailed to 250 Tech Way, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
Register:    Email your registration information to rperrin@josephinecounty.gov and mail payment
General:     Please bring sack lunch, snacks and drinks.  There is not much around our facility for running out and grabbing lunch. 
Supplies:    All supplies will be provided.  The $75 is to reimburse the instructor for all the consumable items.
 
 



Ham Radio

Dates:        TBD - Likely in October 2020
Time:          Varies
Location:    SAR Classroom or EOC Meeting Room – 250 Tech Way, off Exit 61 in Merlin; Test will be at the Fruitdale Grange 1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass,                     Or 97527
Fee:           $15 per person Paid to American Relay Radio League at the time of testing.
Register:    Email joe.stodola@charter.net.  Joe will provide you with additional information.
General:    Two forms of ID must be provided on test day
Supplies:   The Ham Radio License Manual is suggested, not required (available on Amazon)


 
SAR Academy

Dates:        Informational Meeting on February 11, 2020 at 9:30am
Academy:   March 10th - April 26th every Tuesday & Thursday from 6:30pm-9:30pm & every Saturday from 8:00am-4:00pm (no academy during Spring Break)
Time:          Varies
Location:    Generally held in the SAR Classroom – 250 Tech Way, off Exit 61 in Merlin
Fee:           $50 fee for reading materials (upon approval of application) due at the first meeting
Register:    Applications are due by 2/21 and can be filled out at the informational meeting on February 11th or they can be found online on the county website.