UM System provides free emergency training

Learn five ways you can help in an emergency to provide care and save lives until first responders arrive.

Feb. 21, 2024
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Contact: Hannah Wichern,

To increase emergency preparedness on campus, the University of Missouri System Office of Emergency Management offers free training at MU for students, faculty, staff, and the public. One of these training sessions is the emergency preparedness program "You Are the Help Until Help Arrives," or "Until Help Arrives."

The program educates attendees about five simple steps that can be taken immediately following an emergency to provide first-aid care and help save someone's life until first responders arrive. This two-hour interactive course will educate and empower attendees to act in emergencies. The course provides instruction on how to make safe care decisions, stop the bleeding of an injured person, position the injured and provide general comfort.

There are several training sessions available at MU throughout the spring semester:

  • Feb. 28, 9 - 11 a.m.
  • March 5, 9 - 11 a.m.
  • April 9, 9 - 11 a.m.
  • April 10, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • May 2, 1 - 3 p.m.

Registration is required as space is limited. The training is free and open to the public. Directions and parking information will be sent out following confirmed registration. Register today at

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