FireMed Specialized Courses

Traditional/ Generic “first aid” training is not always sufficient to prepare First Responders for a variety of medical challenges they may encounter within their particular scope of work. FireMed has identified this shortfall and has created modular training options to train first responders with life saving techniques.

Gunshot Wounds and Explosive Course

Gunshot and explosive wounds have become more frequent, and First Aid Training doesn’t cover the subject in enough detail to adequately prepare the First Responder, both practically or psychologically.

At FireMed, we identified this shortfall and created courses to fill this training gap. They have proven to be very popular. Our half-day course gives the First Responder insight into ballistics and explosive injuries and focuses on refining and honing life-saving interventions for these types of injuries. Our two-day Advanced First Responders course for Gunshot wounds and Explosive injuries goes into depth with the mechanisms of injury, effects on the human body and progresses onto the life-saving techniques required for injuries of this nature. While we highly recommend that attendees of the course are already in possession of a valid first aid course we will accept candidates without prior first aid training on a case by case basis.

We have proudly presented our First Responders Course for Gunshot Wounds and Explosive Injuries to well known Anti Poaching Units, Wild Life Colleges, Community Security teams and the South African Police Services personnel.

This training module is designed to augment candidates with existing first aid knowledge and provides realistic reviews of the initial care and intervention.  Training is adapted to the most recent best evidence-based research and provides candidates with knowledge, skills and confidence.

Our course covers a variety of topics including

  • Understanding Basic Ballistics
  • Gunshot Wounds to the Head, Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis and Limbs
  • Bleeding control
  • Use of the Combat Application Tourniquet
  • Wound Packing and Homeostatic dressings.
  • Explosive Injury Wound Patterns
  • Initial Approach to the Explosive Injury Patients
  • Essential First Responder Equipment

Duration:  4.5 hours
Price Per Student: R450
Certificate Issued: Yes
Validity: Two (2) Years

Bush-Med Course

Persons spending time in the outdoors and bushveld are exposed to a variety of tropical diseases such as malaria, tick bite fever and bilharzia. Additionally, environmental exposure such as heat stroke, frostbite and sunburn can easily be encountered. The outdoors and wilderness bring added challenges such as bites and stings. With many of these bushveld and outdoor medical risks, early identification, early diagnosis and early medical intervention are paramount to providing the required definitive care.

FireMed has created the Bush-Med to provide Knowledge, skills and understanding to identify and seek care for the tropical, environmental and bites, stings and envenomation health risks.

Our course covers a variety of topics including:

  • Malaria
  • Tick Bite Fever
  • Bilharzia
  • Heat Stroke
  • Bites & Stings

Duration: 16 hours
Certificate Issued: Yes
Validity: Two (2) Years
Entrance Requirement: Preferably First Aid Qualified

Target Audience: Tour Guide Operators, Game Rangers, Field Guides, Security/ Military and Policing members, Community and Farm Watch members, Anti-Poaching Members, Designated First Aiders.

Duration:  16 Hours | 2 Days
Price Per Student: R1225
Certificate Issued: Yes
Validity: Two (2) Years

 

Bleed-Med Course

A large portion of deaths is caused by severe bleeding after injury, and this can be prevented with the correct knowledge and skills. You can become an immediate responder instead of being a witness.

FireMed has designed an advanced course providing detailed information on the control of severe bleeding, which includes pressure bandages, tourniquets and packed dressings.

Our course covers a variety of topics including:

  • Hypovolemic shock
  • How to use your hands to apply pressure to a wound.
  • How to pack a wound to control bleeding.
  • How to correctly apply a tourniquet.

Duration: 2 hours
Certificate Issued: Yes
Validity: Two (2) Years
Entrance Requirement: None

Target Audience: Tour Guide Operators, Game Rangers, Field Guides, Security/ Military and Policing members, Community and Farm Watch.

Duration:  4 hours
Price Per Student: R600
Certificate Issued: Yes
Validity: Two (2) Years

 

Basic 4X4 Driving Techniques

Understanding the capabilities of your 4×4 vehicle and driving with confidence is what you can accomplish when completing this Basic 4×4 Training Course with FireMed.

Once the theoretical side has been completed, you get to take your 4×4 vehicle on the track where the fun begins!

Please Note: Participants need to provide their own registered and roadworthy four-wheel-drive vehicle for this experience.

This course covers theory and practical sessions, giving you the confidence and skill to drive your 4x4 vehicle off-road.

Course content cover:

  • Terminologies.
  • Basic layout of a 4X4
  • Under bonnet checks
  • In cab and Controls
  • 4x4 Driving Techniques.
  • Ascending and descending steep gradients.
  • Wading.
  • Driving in soft sand.
  • Rough rocky tracks.
  • Ground clearance.
  • Rutted and existing tracks.
  • Negotiating “V” shaped gully.
  • Crossing ridges and ditches.
  • Traversing slopes.
  • Do’s and Don't s
  • Washing and getting ready to get back on the road.

Theory Duration: 8 Hours
Price Per Student: R850

Please Note: Participants need to provide their own registered and roadworthy four-wheel-drive vehicle for this experience.

Get In Touch

For any queries please complete the form below or contact us on firemed@mweb.co.za