The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Emergency Management Department (MWT EMD) is promoting a new program designed to educate and empower the public to take action in emergency situations and provide lifesaving care before professional help arrives. The Until Help Arrives program is available online at https://ready.gov/untilhelparrives. Injuries can happen at any time. In fact, you never know when you might find yourself in a situation where someone, a stranger perhaps, needs immediate medical help for a life-threatening injury. You are the most important help available to someone with a serious, life-threatening injury.
When someone experiences a life-threatening emergency, the first care they can get can be the difference between life and death. The people nearest in proximity to someone with life-threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care. First care focuses on five essential actions, including moving someone away from ongoing danger, positioning the injured so they can breathe, stopping life-threatening bleeding, keeping them warm, and providing comfort. First care can contribute to saving a life.
The MWT EMD will play a critical role in promoting the Until Help Arrives program and educating the Tribal Community. We invite the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Community to take the Until Help Arrives training online, and in the coming weeks and months, we will begin to offer an Instructor-led curriculum with materials, including videos and activities for the whole community. For more information or assistance with this training, please contact Emergency Management Director, Nelson.AndrewsJr@mwtribe-nsn.gov (508)-477-5800 Ext 15 or Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Allyssa.Hathaway@mwtribe-nsn.gov 508-477-5800 Ext 13.