Community Outreach Programs

New Orleans EMS Community Outreach focuses on preventative health and safety education for citizens of Orleans Parish, developing and implementing interactive programs to aid in the mission of saving lives. 

Ambulance Tours

For many children, hospitals and ambulances can be frightening places. NOEMS hopes to ease some of those fears by introducing children grades K-5 to ambulances in a fun and safe setting. Students will have the opportunity to meet our EMTs and Paramedics, get familiar with the various equipment and medical devices we use, and explore the many features of an ambulance. 

Hands Only CPR

Hands Only CPR is a course developed by the American Heart Association (AHA) that is designed to teach bystanders the immediate life-saving actions they can take when a person suffers from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  When a person’s heart stops beating and they stop responding, their best chance of survival is reliant on trained bystanders who take action immediately.  The Hands Only CPR course covers compression only CPR (no mouth-to-mouth), how to use an AED, and actions to take if someone is choking.

Overdose Response

An opioid overdose requires immediate emergency attention. This training will teach you how to recognize the signs of opioid overdose and to administer Naloxone, a medication that can reverse an overdose. 

Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed is a training program developed by the American College of Surgeons that is designed to teach bystanders (or “immediate responders”) how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and take action before emergency personnel arrive to assist.  The course covers actions such as applying direct pressure, packing a wound, and utilizing a tourniquet when someone suffers a severe bleeding injury.

Bystander Response Training

This two-hour combined training covers hands-only CPR, Stop the Bleed, and opioid overdose prevention. Before help arrives, you can help save a life during a medical emergency.

Mock Crashes

Mock crashes are hosted by University Medical Center of Louisiana's Level 1 Trauma Center Injury Prevention Department as part of the Sudden Impact program.  Sudden Impact was developed to teach high school students about the responsibilities of safe driving, and warn of the dangers associated with distracted, impaired, and otherwise unsafe behavior on the road.  Along with UMCNO staff, Louisiana State Police, and the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office, New Orleans EMS participates in simulated, scenario-based crashes utilizing student actors in order to drive home the consequences of unsafe decision making while behind the wheel.  To learn more about Sudden Impact, visit the Trauma Center's webpage.

Request a Community Outreach Program

To request a Community Outreach program or get more information, go to Request a Training. You'll find our trainings, as well as trainings provided through our partners at NolaReady and The Health Department.