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Featured Courses: Officer Safety and Physical Fitness

6/19/2015
Self Aid, Buddy Aid for the Law Enforcement Officer

In a life-or-death medical situation, every second counts. OPOTA’s Self Aid, Buddy Aid for the Law Enforcement Officer course goes beyond basic first aid to teach the essential skills needed to save your life, or the lives of others, while waiting for EMTs to arrive on scene. The course will also address how to apply medical treatment while remaining capable of protecting yourself and others in a direct-threat environment.

The course will teach officers to:
  • Prioritize action
  • Balance potential risks and benefits of casualty treatment when an active threat is present
  • Stop bleeding with commercially available tourniquets and dressing
  • Maintain breathing with a nasopharyngeal airway
  • Use appropriate drags and carries to move a casualty out of direct threat

This course is taught by OPOTA instructor Doug Daniels at Wright State University’s Calamityville facility in Fairborn. The next course is scheduled for Oct. 5, 2015. For more information and to sign up, click here.   
 
Physical Fitness Specialist

If your agency is thinking about starting a physical fitness program, OPOTA’s Physical Fitness Specialist course is for you. This course trains personnel to establish a fitness program for their agency and is designed to improve the overall health of the officers.

During this week-long course, students will learn the skills necessary to build, monitor, and evaluate a fitness program for their department. Topics will include nutrition, injury prevention, functional anatomy, exercise physiology, and the Cooper Standards.

Featured instructors Dr. Brian Springer and Travis Snyder join OPOTA instructor Jerry Zacharias to teach this course, which also fulfills one of the requirements for approval as a fitness instructor for Peace Officer Basic Training. Sign up for the July course at OPOTA London here.