Our team at My Medic is supporting pre-hospital air medical evacuation training and equipment with US Southern Command and the US State Department Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service for the Ecuador Navy, Coast Guard, Fire Service, and Paramedics in the Galápagos Islands. My Medic’s training includes helicopter medical evacuation, hemorrhage control, preparing patients for evacuation, airway management, intubation, and mass casualty triage. This air medical evacuation service rescues approximately 100 people per year in the Galápagos Islands. Without this service, residents and tourists would have no way to access medical services if they experience critical medical events. Supporting this team with training and equipment saves lives.
My Medic Training + Response is supporting Israeli first responders on the borders of Gaza and Lebanon with training and pre-hospital equipment. This support allows first responders who are at significant risk of life-threatening injury access to critical pre-hospital care. Since the war started on October 7, 2023, My Medic has supported Israeli first responders with 2500 pre-hospital trauma kits.
My Medic Training + Response is supporting Emergency Medical Teams and Search and Rescue partners with pre-hospital medical care, supplies, and technical support on the ground. Our teams have been providing support to Peace Wind’s ARROWS Emergency Medical Team, the Israeli Urban Search and Rescue Team, and local first responders as the rescue phase continues. We are working with these teams near the epicenter in Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye where several rescues have been made and medical treatment of those injured is ongoing. We are also providing medical care and supplies in Nurdağı, Türkiye. As we continue our work, we grieve alongside those who have lost loved ones and continue to focus our efforts on supporting the survivors and first responders.
Collaborating with local first responders, My Medic Training + Response customized individual first aid kits focused on pre-hospital trauma life support equipment. Our kits were delivered directly to the first responder organizations impacted by current events in the region. Not only did we distribute these kits to resource depleted areas, but our experts also trained hundreds of first responders in the use of the donated life saving kits.
At the request of local government leadership, our experts focused on teaching basic trauma patient assessment, patient packaging, and transporting a patient to definitive care. Training was focused on pre-hospital care providers and emergency room physicians. Our teams delivered training in life saving skills including establishing a patient’s airway, control of critical bleeding, identification of critical orthopedic injuries, water rescue, and rapid transport via helicopter.
Working with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), our disaster response experts continue to support the Region Search and Rescue Team training. This disaster response capacity building initiative continues to provide the latest international search and rescue methodology. Our disaster response experts have years of deployment experience with some of the top international teams on the globe. Current Caribbean disaster training initiatives focus on wide area assessment, victim extrication, swift water and rope rescue, and confined space patient treatment and transportation.