Prep-U

Trainings

ROGUE VALLEY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Emergency preparedness is a triangle: Plans, equipment and skills! Josephine County Emergency Management offers several training opportunities to help you get your skills built! Below is a list of the available classes and the cost. The updated Prep-U cost covers all consumable supplies. Comprehensive Water Training, Austere Medical Conditions and Advanced Wound Care are usually $150-$300 per student – our instructor has offered this to the county at an extreme discount. Each class is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please see the details for each class below. 

 

Prep-U

Prep-U is a seven-week preparedness series aimed at helping attendees create plans and build skills so that they are better prepared for everything from personal emergencies to catastrophic ones. Each week you will work though a different aspect of emergency preparedness and you'll do some hands-on training. 


Dates:       Each year we offer one late winter/early spring session, one late spring, and one fall session on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening
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 (IV classes are being added so email rperrin@josephinecounty.gov if you have interest)
Fee:           $20 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.)   
Register:    Email rperrin@josephinecounty.gov, call 541-474-5308.  
Please provide the name, phone number and email address for each student registering 
General:     You must register beforehand and can only be taken as a walk-in if space allows. 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

The Comprehensive Water class covers everything you should consider when planning for your emergency water needs. Lack of fresh, clean drinking water is often a secondary emergency after large disasters. Many people don't know that you need to purify and filter water, not just one or the other! Where can safe water be found? What are the best methods for purifying and filtering water? Many common products don't kill viruses. What product do you plan to use? Is a LifeStraw all you need? Come learn everything you need to know to drink, cook, sanitize and clean wounds after a disaster. 


Date:         Offered throughout the year
Time:         9:00am – 1:00pm
                  
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 - must be paid upon registering by mailing to 250 Tech Way, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
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
The Austere Medical Conditions Class is intended to teach you what you can do using items you have on-hand to provide medical assistance in a disaster situation. You will learn how to check for injuries, position a victim so that they can safely breathe while unattended, get an unconscious person up off the ground and onto your back without assistance, set a bone, clean a wound (or prevent infection using honey!), and be the help when no one is coming. No experience required.


Date:          Offered throughout the year
Time:          8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location:    SAR Classroom – 250 Tech Way, off Exit 61 in Merlin
Fee:           $50 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:     


Please 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 to do a physical exam on others and have one done on you. 
Be prepared to lift patients in various ways, if able. 

Please bring:
     - Duct tape 
     - Ace wraps 


Recommended Items:

     - SAM Splint 36" x 4.25" Orange & Blue, Flat (pictured here - available on Amazon or your local pharmacy)

           - Can be kept for your kit after practice in class

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

     - Kerlix rolls - these add value to the training. You can use a few in class and have some left for your kit. 
     - 10 Rolls of 4.5" x 4.1yds 6 Ply Sterile Krinkle Gauze + 2 Rolls of Vakly Medical Tape (pictured here - available on Amazon or your local pharmacy)




Advanced Wound Care/Off-Grid Wound Care
Advanced Wound Care is an advanced version of the Austere Medical Class and includes suture training and a take-home suturing kit. These skills are valuable when there is no help available, such as after a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. You do NOT need the Austere Medical Conditions class in order to take this class. 


Date:          Offered throughout the year
Time:          8:00am – 4:00pm
Location:    SAR Classroom – 250 Tech Way, off Exit 61 in Merlin
Fee:           $150 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. $75 is for all the consumable items.
 
 


Ham Radio

Ham Radio training is for those interested in emergency communications either for personal use or to participate in Josephine County Emergency Communications (JCEC).


Dates:        Offered throughout the year 
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
Search and Rescue Academy is offered annually to those who are interested in being volunteer first responders. Search and rescue is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger. This is an in-depth training with a limited amount of ongoing training per year. 


Dates:        Annually each Spring 
Academy:   March  - April 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. 


 


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