The First 15 Course

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In today's unpredictable world, emergencies and unexpected events can strike anywhere, anytime. From unforeseen natural disasters to acts of violence, being prepared is no longer just an option - it's a necessity.

The First 15 is your community's key to confidence during crisis! First 15 is a combined preparedness and response class that empowers residents to be more prepared for emergencies and to provide life-sustaining care to themselves and others while waiting for first responders. The course is tailored for houses of worship, nightlight and restaurant businesses, local non-profits--and every community group in between.

Course Content

In just 2 hours, this free course, delivered onsite at your community organization by Arlington County Emergency Management, will empower you to:

  • Craft an emergency plan tailored to your setting.
  • Assemble a life-saving emergency kit.
  • Learn best practices for calling 9-1-1.
  • Maintain situational awareness.
  • Provide psychological comfort to those in distress.
  • Practice essential first-aid skills like using tourniquets, positioning the injured, and stopping the bleeding.
Requesting a Free First 15 Course

Join us and elevate your community's readiness. When seconds count, let your knowledge from The First 15 shine through! Sign up today and be the difference tomorrow: