‘First 7 Minutes’ training slots open for faith-based workers

Do you work at a local faith-based institution? Would you know what to do in the first seven minutes of a medical crisis?

Milwaukee Jewish Federation has spots available for Magen David Adom’s “First 7 Minutes” training, to be held locally in four-hour slots from July 15-17, 2019. The training provides guidance on what to do in the early moments of a crisis.

The slots for the Milwaukee-area training with Israeli first responders are available for local faith-based workers. There is no charge.

The Federation will become the first organization in the United States to bring the “First 7 Minutes” training from Israel’s national emergency medical, disaster and ambulance services to America.

“The training includes both lectures and interactive drills, with hands-on medical simulations,” said Ari Friedman, director of security and community properties for the Federation.

The training “is based on the Israeli experience in handling and treating multiple casualty incidents on a semi-regular basis,” said Abby Klein, a spokeswoman for Magen David Adom.

The organization has developed seven guidelines which when properly implemented are proven to save lives prior to the arrival of emergency teams, she said. The seminar is geared to train members of any and all communities and empower them to take the necessary steps to save lives prior to the arrival of emergency teams.

For more information or to enroll, contact Friedman at 414-390-5740 or Arif@Milwaukeejewish.org.