On Tuesday, April 14th, NPRC used their StarLeaf system, in collaboration with Warren County Fire Departments and Warren County Public Safety, to host an online personal protective equipment (PPE) and decontamination training session for all Warren County first responders. This method of training delivery was used to reach as many responders as possible while still maintaining proper social distancing recommendations.
This training webinar was developed to educate all Warren County first responders on how to properly “don and doff,” or put on and take off, the PPE that Warren County has provided for responders to wear to suspected COVID-19-related emergency responses. Decontaminating an ambulance with the Victory Innovation Decontamination Sprayer, provided to the Warren General Hospital ER by the Warren County School District, was also covered as part of this webinar.
Members from 13 agencies in Warren County participated and over 80 emergency medical technicians, medical responders, and other public safety staff members received instruction. Following the training, a recorded copy of the presentation was provided to these agencies so the lesson could be accessed by other individuals through the county’s public safety department web site.
NPRC is consistently committed to serving our community, both inside and out of the classroom. When we’re not busy educating students throughout the region, we are always considering new ways we can assist with the region’s workforce, as well as its economic growth. Due to the current public health crisis, it has never been more important to get involved and share knowledge with those who can save lives. We feel this valuable training now stands to benefit the public safety of other counties throughout the region. If you have a need for first responder training, please contact us to discuss how we may be able to assist you.