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American Sign Language Training specifically for Public Health, Hospital, Fire and EMS Responders

An easy to learn sign language class designed specifically for first responders. The training will prepare you to communicate with Deaf citizens confidently and comfortably.

Training topics are geared toward Fire, EMS, Public Health and Hospital responders. Participants will learn basic American Sign Language (ASL) communication skills and signs which can be used at the scene of an accident, in the emergency room, and at COVID-19 testing, until an ASL interpreter arrives.

The training is fun, faced paced, and hands-on. 2.5 Hours OEMS credit are available.

The course topics will include:

  • Signs related to COVID-19 screening and tracing
  • Use ASL signs during an emergency
  • How to contact and work with an interpreter
  • Medical issues pertaining to deafness
  • Deaf culture
  • Auxiliary aids and services that may be requested
  • Signs to help asses and injured person and gather pertinent information
  • ADA, legal issues and deaf patient rights.

The class includes breakout groups for scenario role playing. Helpful communication visuals are included.

The class is interactive and designed for ease of learning and retention. As a training capstone activity, each student will have a one on one practice session with a Deaf instructor. For many, this will be a first Deaf Interaction, which will help to take the guess work out of interactions in the field and decrease anxiety for first responders.

The class is two and one/half hours long. It is free. Registrations is needed to obtain the link for the class. Complete the form below. 2.5 Hours OEMS credits are available.

A separate training is being offered for law enforcement, click here to learn more.

Multiple sessions are being held. Register below and choose the session you’d like to attend.

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