RI – The Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) held their first Train
the Trainer class for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new “You Are
the Help Until Help Arrives” (UHA) program on Saturday, November 18. The
class of 28 included members of the Providence Police Department, Providence
Fire Department, PEMA volunteers, and community leaders. After completion,
students are certified to teach the UHA course.
national average response time for first responders is 6 to 9 minutes.
UHA is a three hour class that teaches the public basic skills to keep people
with life-threatening injuries alive until professional help arrives.
Topics include how to respond to local emergencies, proper interaction with
9-1-1 operators, and applying bleeding control techniques with tourniquets and
will be hosting a class December 14, 2017 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at their main
office located at 591 Charles Street that will be open to the public.
Future classes hosted by other agencies will be held throughout the city.
If you are interested in taking the class, becoming an instructor or your
organization is interested in hosting a UHA class, please contact PEMA.
more information please contact Patrick Fitzgerald, Providence Emergency
Management Agency Preparedness Coordinator, at Pfitzgerald@providenceri.gov or