Community Training

Preparedness Training

As a regional leader in trauma care and preparedness, Cooper has unique expertise in understanding how to handle complex medical emergencies resulting from car accidents, explosions, gunshot wounds, and other serious accidents. We are often called upon by state and local law enforcement, fire personnel, emergency medical technicians, the military, and government agencies to provide training in handling extreme blood loss in these trauma situations.

Training for First Responders

first_responders.jpgCooper EMS Outreach offers a Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) course for police, fire, and school personnel as part of its community outreach efforts. The program, part of the national “Stop The Bleed” initiative, aims to put knowledge gained by first responders and the military into the hands of the public to help save lives during times of disaster.

In addition to the Camden County Police Department, Cooper EMS Outreach has provided the hemorrhage-control training to the members of the Camden Fire Department, hundreds of New Jersey State Police and to teachers, security officers, and other personnel in the Camden School District.

If your organization, business, or agency would like to receive more information on the Stop The Bleed initiative through Cooper Trauma Center, please contact Janis J McManus, MS, NRP, EMS Outreach Coordinator, at or click here.

"Stop The Bleed"

Cooper’s Trauma Department offers “Stop The Bleed” programs designed to train medical and emergency professionals, as well as laymen, on methods and procedures for stopping a serious bleed.

Left uncontrolled, a victim of massive bleeding can die within five to ten minutes, yet anyone at the scene can learn to apply proper bleeding control techniques, using dressings, tourniquets or even their hands, to save a life.

Classes take place every other Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, 401 South Broadway in Camden. To register, click here

For more information about the “Stop The Bleed” initiative, click here.

Click to read: "Cooper Trauma Center Provides $10,000 for Purchase of Tourniquets For Camden County Police Department as Part of “Stop the Bleed” Education and Training"

Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con)

Cooper offers a Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) program, a two-hour course that teaches non-clinical laypersons how to apply tourniquets, pack a wound, and open a victim’s airway. Attendees learn how to manage life-threatening bleeding in themselves or another person.

Training for Emergency Scenarios

The Camden County Office of Emergency Management tasked Cooper with the responsibility of facilitating active shooter training for the Camden County Task Force, comprising several fire departments, EMS, and law enforcement. During this training, emergency personnel learn how to respond to a county-wide response to an active shooter or hostile event (ASHE).

In addition, Cooper has worked with the DEA, training officers with mock scenarios to learn what to do when personnel are injured and need to be removed via helicopter. And, we train law enforcement, including the Camden County Sheriff’s Department, on how to medically stabilize officers who have been shot in the line of duty.