Train 24 Freelance Journalists in First Aid

by Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues, Inc. (RISC)
Nov 27, 2012

RISC trains 24 freelance reporters in October

RISC October Training Graduates
RISC October Training Graduates

Thanks in large part to September's successful fundraising challenge on GlobalGiving, RISC was able to hold its second first aid course for journalists in October. Two dozen freelance reporters came from all over the US and the world - the UK, Spain, Colombia and Finland, among others - for our training here in New York at the Bronx Documentary Center on October 10 - 12.

Students were taught how to slow or stop the bleeding from an open wound using a tourniquet and other means, how to clear air passageways and perform CPR, how to transport a wounded colleague, and were taught the basic skills needed to assess the severity of symptoms. RISC gave each graduate a comprehensive medical kit to take with him or her on assignment. Many have already returned or will be returning soon to dangerous areas including Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Gaza.

RISC is currently developing partnerships with venues in Istanbul and London, and we plan to hold our first overseas training in 2013. Your generous donations were much appreciated by our last group of students. Please continue to spread the word about RISC to your friends and family, and consider making a year-end donation to help us train more journalists in more locations around the world.

Thank you for your continued support, and best wishes for a happy holiday season!

Dr. Johnson teaches airway clearance
Dr. Johnson teaches airway clearance
RISC medical kits
RISC medical kits
Bill Frederick demonstrates defibrillation
Bill Frederick demonstrates defibrillation
Sgt. Sawyer Alberi shows how to stop the bleeding
Sgt. Sawyer Alberi shows how to stop the bleeding
Students practice bandaging wounds
Students practice bandaging wounds



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Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues, Inc. (RISC)

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Lily Hindy
New York, NY United States

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