Injury Prevention Programs

Download a PDF copy of the EMS Injury Prevention Program brochure in English

Download a PDF copy of the EMS Injury Prevention Program brochure in Spanish

 

Safe Baby Academy

Safe Baby Academy is a FREE three hour class that provides education and hands-on practice for child passenger safety, safe sleep, home safety, water safety, infant CPR and choking awareness. You can also get your car seat checked by a certified technician during class. Click the "Book Now" button below to register for a Safe Baby Academy class.  UPDATE: Our Safe Baby Academy program is currently on hold due to staffing changes. Please check back in October 2022 for updated information. 

Please visit the Safe Kids Worldwide website for safety information and tips from top safety experts. You'll find everything you need to keep babies and children of any age safe from preventable injuries.

 

Car Seat Safety Checks

Our Child Passenger Safety (CPS) program conducts FREE car seat inspection events every month. Attend an event to have your car seat inspected, ensure it is the correct type of seat, and that it is installed properly in your vehicle. We also provide FREE car and booster seats to families in need. Click the button below to schedule a 30 minute appointment for an upcoming car seat inspection event. Click the "Book Now" button below to register for an upcoming Car Seat Check event. UPDATE: Our car seat inspection events are currently on hold due to staffing changes. Check back in October 2022 for an updated schedule and appointment booking options. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please visit the National Child Passenger Safety Board website to watch their video training series for anyone needing help with car seat installation. 

 

Senior Home Safety Program

Austin-Travis County EMS has a team of trained personnel who conduct FREE home safety assessments to identify potential risks and hazards for slips, trips and falls in the home environment. To request a FREE home safety assessment fill out a Fall Prevention Home Visit Referral Form or contact EMSFallPrevention@austintexas.gov for more information. UPDATE: The Senior Home Safety program is currently on hold due to staffing changes. Please check back in October 2022 for updated information.

 

CPR Training

Austin-Travis County EMS offers two types of American Heart Association CPR training: Hands-Only™ CPR and BLS Certified CPR through the ATCEMS Regional Training Center. Fill out a Hands-Only CPR Instructor Request Form to schedule a free class or visit the ATCEMS Regional Training Center page for certified course information.

 

Standby Medical Services

Austin-Travis County EMS can provide specialized EMS standby medical resources for upcoming events located within our service area. This includes events such as 5K & 10K runs as well as community events that may also require permits from the Austin Center for Events (A.C.E.). 

 

EMS Youth Program

EMS Explorer Post 247 is an organization for youth aged 14-21 years in the Central Texas area to learn about careers in Emergency Medical Services through classes, community service and ambulance ride-alongs.

 

Safety Presentations

EMS Community Education Coordinators will conduct safety presentations on a variety of topics such as Heat Safety Awareness, First Aid Basics, Lightning Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Senior Safety / Vial of Life to adult and teen groups of 10 or more. This is a free service provided by Austin-Travis County EMS. Fill out an Event Request Form to schedule a presentation. Visit our Safety Resources section for a wide variety of safety related information including videos and printable brochures, flyers and handouts. UPDATE: EFFECTIVE 03/12/2020 SAFETY PRESENTATIONS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19 EXPOSURE RISK.

 

School Visits and Career Days

EMS sends on-duty ambulance crews to visit preschools, elementary and middle schools for scheduled Community Helper Days. Medics will explain EMS' role in the community and how they help the sick and injured.  An ambulance show-n-tell is included and medics will demonstrate some of the equipment on board the unit. Due to high system demand and increased volume during morning and evening rush hour, school visits are scheduled Monday - Friday between the hours of 11am - 4pm. To schedule a visit fill out an Event Request Form at least 2 weeks prior to your event.

EMS Recruiting visits local area high school Health and Science classes to discuss the career path for becoming an EMT and working within an emergency medicine environment. The discussion includes a multimedia presentation and short Q&A. To schedule a visit from the Recruiting team contact EMSRecruiting@austintexas.gov

 

Check out Dove South's PSA music video Keep it Safe in our City!

 

The EMS Children's Book "Do You Know EMS" is a wonderful resource for teaching children about calling 9-1-1 and how medics help the sick and injured in our community. Click on the image below to read, download and print pages from this fun, easy to read interactive book. Answer the Challenge Questions on page 18, name the tools and equipment EMS uses on page 19, children can also take the pledge to "Keep Austin Safe" on page 21 and print the certificate. Write the child's name in the blank space on the certificate and it's ready to display with pride!

Cover of the EMS Children's Book "Do You Know EMS?"