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Medic Wiki

This wiki is a collaboratively edited information resource focused on medical issues, treatment protocols, ethical standards, and historical information of use to street medics. If you have any questions that aren't answered by following the links or using the search box, Ask a streetmedic.


The medic mini wiki currently contains articles in the following categories:

  1. Health and safety
  2. Treatment protocols
  3. Medical issues
  4. Injury aftercare
  5. Roles and ethics
  6. Medic space
  7. Historical events
  8. Articles requested for translation
  9. How To Organize A Street Medic Training

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Current events

Feel free to add upcoming events of interest to street medics in your area in this section.

Opportunities to Medic




Opportunities to Learn


Twenty hour street medic training in Boston, January 26-28, 2018. More information available at: But unfortunately, REGISTRATION CLOSED JANUARY 2, 2018.

Houston, Texas: January 13 and 14, 2018 2 day, 20-hour training. Basic first aid, recognizing and responding to police tactics and weapons, and other skills necessary to keep yourself and others safe and healthy during protests, demonstrations and marches. You'll also receive a thorough introduction to the tools and skills necessary to address the ever growing health needs within your community.

This training is rooted in the belief that sharing medical knowledge is a form of self-defense.

We'll also cover Compression Only CPR and recognizing and responding to opioid overdose, giving naloxone (narcan) and the basics of harm reduction.

Please note that we ask a $25-50 sliding scale donation, starting with a $10 deposit to hold your place. Funds are used to cover training expenses and support our work in the community. If this donation presents a barrier to participation, please email us to request alternate arrangements. Payment can be made to

Space is limited to 20 participants. This event is appropriate for teens.

Facebook likes will not be considered confirmation of attendance. Please email confirmation to:

Houston, Texas: 32 Hour training, February 1st - 4th 2018.

In an effort to prepare more people in Houston and surrounding cities to respond to natural and man-made disasters, Bayou Action Street Health is hosting a community health and street medic training.

This class will start you off in the fundamental skill of emergency care at actions and in urban, suburban, rural, wilderness, and disaster (short, long, and very long) emergency situations in your community. You will also be learning skills on how to bring this back to your community and share this knowledge and these skills with others.

Community health care is a part of community defense and protection. These are skills that will help us to take care of ourselves and each other.

For the best and most complete experience and knowledge, we encourage folks to attend all 4 days. However, if you can not, please let us know when you can attend when completing the registration form.

Class times : 9AM - 5PM on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (February 1-4, 2018.) Facebook likes will not be considered confirmation of attendance. Please email confirmation to:

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Limited space available. Sliding Scale Donation : $30-300 (but NO ONE will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact us at or through FB if the fee is a concern)


--- There are many other street medic trainings in the works. They are all being planned by medic collectives around the country. Please keep an eye on this page for updates!

Featured article

The featured article is a historical look at street medic coverage of an important action in our history:

What is a street medic?

Street medic "Alpha Team." Protests against the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue. Cincinnati 2000.

Street medics, or action medics, are volunteers with varying degrees of medical training who attend protests and demonstrations to provide medical care such as first aid. Unlike emergency medical technicians, who work for state-sponsored institutions, street medics operate as civilians, and are not protected from arrest.

Street medic organizations also run low-income herbal health clinics, wellness clinics for migrant workers, and temporary family practice clinics to support people who are organizing for self-defense or advocating for their rights. A group of street medics founded the first health clinic to open in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.


More about street medics

Join the Action-Medical listserv

Action medical is a community of street medics, health care providers, and activists who are interested in health issues and provide medical support to the social and environmental justice movement.

Discussions include medical issues, treatments, protocols and questions that activists may use or encounter before, during or after actions. Announcements for calls for medical support, trainings and conferences, and general medical needs for campaigns, marches, or other activist events will be posted here.

Although debate and discussion of theoretical issues may occur, messages not related to the general purpose of this list, as well as advertisements of any kind, are not welcome.

To join the listserv where street medics post events, calls for action, and discuss protocol go the following webpage and click on "Join this Group"

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