Street medics offer three basic types of trainings, based on how long the training lasts and how much material we cover. Generally speaking, these include a 3-4 hour intro to health care at protests, a standard 6-8 hour first aid training, and a multiple-day 20+ hour extended training.
Curricula for 4-hour introductory workshops
MASHH 4-hour backwoods health and safety training - This class is led by Medicine for Activists Seeking Health and Healing at backwoods actions, especially those that require a base camp. It focuses on prevention of a variety of problems, like hypothermia, dehydration, STIs, colds, trench foot, and common parasites like Giardia and scabies.
TRAM 4-hour health and first aid training - Three Rivers Action Medics (Pittsburgh) ran variations of these trainings before protests, as well as regularly for low-income laborers, do-it-yourselfers, and homeless people. This "Streetcorner First Aid" class promotes a Boy Scout-style first response to students' common life threats like police violence, car accidents, serious falls, and overdose. The core of the training is in practice in Airway- Breathing - Circulation assessment, knowing personal limits, and safety while waiting for medical help.
STORM 4-hour health and safety training - The Star of Resistance Medics *NYC offer this training to people who may find themselves in a protest or political police confrontation. It is a variation of the classic "Health and safety at militant (urban) actions" class traditionally offered across the Northern U.S.
BCHC 8 hour training - Written by the Black Cross Health Collective, this training set the standard for Northwestern medic training and all AGM training. This outline features lots of hands-on practice. Included in the curriculum are instructions on how to run rigorous practice sessions and training scenarios.
BCHC 8 hour training scenario cards - This is the text to the cards BCHC used to assign patient roles during training scenarios. They printed them out, cut them out, and taped them to 3x5 cards. The document must first be formatted so that each card's text is complete, without page breaks.
MANY 8-hour New Orleans relief volunteer's preparation workshop - This is the Medical Activists of New York's 4-hour anti-oppression workshop and 4-hour workshop about environmental conditions in New Orleans and how to keep your group and yourself safe and healthy while volunteering. This training teaches basic first aid and immune boosting tips, and features equipment demonstrations. Attendance is required on both days of this 2-day workshop.
Handout (off-site link) from 8-hour training in the San Francisco Bay area. (PDF file)
Midnight Special trainings (off-site link) - "Know Your Rights" and other legal training curricula for activists and people in over-policed communities, offered by Midnight Special Law Collective, a California group.
Helping Health Workers Learn (off-site link) - Manual for writing health-education curricula to teach within very low income communities. Focused on Latino tropical medicine, written as a companion to Where There Is No Doctor, also available from Healthwrights publications (off-site link).
Finding a qualified trainer and organizing a training
Further training resources
Street medics are encouraged to pursue continuing education and higher medical training. Many street medics go on to health worker careers. There are many opportunities for intermediate street medical training which is more specialized and in-depth than a weekend training, but less than professional education.