RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Recent disasters, such as the Arkansas school bus crash early this month, have shed light on the need for response procedures geared toward children; and Washoe County is offering a training this week to that end.
According to the National Commission on Children and Disasters -- in a statement from Washoe County -- "...emergency responders, first receivers, and emergency management personnel have reduced effectiveness in responding to pediatric patients and their unique needs and considerations, due to a gap in training."
The County said Tuesday that Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) facilitators will be in Reno December 12-13, 2018, to train more than 50 local first responders, healthcare personnel, and public health staff to be well-equipped to care for kids during disasters and multi-casualty incidents.
The training will be free of charge, officials said.
The County said the two-day training will cover the following topics: