Training & Education Programs

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Emergency Medical Services Training

KANA's Emergency Medical Services Program coordinates a variety of emergency skills training and refresher courses throughout the year. Whether you need to renew your certification for your job, or simply want to be more prepared to respond while living and playing in the Alaska wilderness, we have the class for you.

Emergency classes include but are not limited to:

  • Basic Life Saving (BLS) and CPR

  • Stop the Bleed

  • Babysitter First Aid

  • Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) 40-hour initial & 20-hour refresher

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) initial Levels 1, 2, 3 and refresher courses

  • Emergency Wilderness Medicine

 

We also support training for our village response teams (VRTs), healthcare providers, USCG Fire & Rescue, Kodiak Fire Department, Bayside Fire Department, and more.

Visit our Events page for a listing of current classes available.

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

 

Classes are offered quarterly. Check out our Events page for upcoming trainings or Contact Us to get put on the waitlist.

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Injury Prevention Programs

KANA's Emergency Medical Services Program coordinates a variety of injury prevention courses throughout the year.  Everything from pain prevention, backcountry preparedness, ATV safety, and more are included. 

Injury Prevention classes may include:

  • Kids Don't Float

  • Bear Safety

  • Wilderness Safety

  • Back Pain Prevention Clinic

  • Shoulder Pain Prevention Clinic

  • ATV Safety

  • Bicycle Safety

  • Mental Health First Aid

  • Question. Persuade. Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training

  • Harm Reduction Classes (to prevent overdose-related injury and death)

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 Tobacco Cessation Program

Have you wanted to stop using tobacco but aren't sure where to start or how to create a cessation plan?  Visit Alaska's Tobacco Quit Line website for all sorts of support resources.  Best of all, it's confidential and FREE!

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Green Dot Violence Prevention

Too many individuals experience power-based personal violence such as bullying, dating violence, and sexual assault during their time in high school. To address this the Green Dot program is being implemented at Kodiak High School.

 

KIBSD has partnered with KWRCC and KANA to roll out the program. Training will be provided for all members of the Kodiak High School community over the 2021-2022 school year. 

 

Green Dot is a violence prevention strategy focused on preventing power-based personal violence. It seeks to permanently reduce rates of interpersonal violence by establishing two cultural norms at high schools: 1) Power-based personal violence will not be tolerated; and 2) Everyone is expected to do their part to maintain a safe school. Green Dot invites individuals to reconsider their personal role in preventing violence and shifting social and cultural norms. Green Dot sees all school community members as potential active bystanders and seeks to safely engage them in violence prevention by empowering them with the tools to do “green dots” – small, individual, and manageable actions and behaviors that express intolerance for violence.

For more information about this program, click the link to visit the founding site.

Training & Education

Kodiak offers a variety of training and certification opportunities for the public, school children, healthcare providers, emergency responders, and more.  Check out the list of current programs offered and inquire about any programs not shown that you are interested in learning more about.

Youth Activities List

Kodiak youth have a lot of fun to look forward to in all seasons.  This list of local activity programs and volunteer opportunities available to our youth through various Kodiak organizations is regularly updated.  If you have a program to add or amend, please contact us for those changes to be added to the list.

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