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First Hands Program

First Hands logo.jpgTo improve public safety communications and emergency medical capabilities in Mississippi's most rural areas, the University of Mississippi Medical Center has developed the First Hands training program. The program trains first responders in first aid and the accurate use of Mississippi Wireless Information Network (MSWIN), the statewide public safety communication platform.

The course focuses on emergency situations requiring the right use of medical and transmission resources.

Areas of training

Communicating medically significant information and providing immediate aid

  • Criteria for air evacuation and landing zone operations
  • Utilization of MS MED-COM for resource acquisition
Mississippi Wireless Information Network (MSWIN) communication system

MSWIN is the only statewide communication network available for use by all state and local public safety agencies. MSWIN was designed for 97% mobile coverage and provides reliable voice and data communication, even during extreme weather conditions.
  • Agency interoperability
  • Communications with medical assets
  • MSWIN Statewide P25 system
  • Talk groups for regional events

Life-saving medical applications and skills

  • Basic life support care, trauma assessment, and traumatic injury care
  • Bleeding control and tourniquet application
  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke

For information or to schedule a class

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S Department of Homeland Security under Grant Award Number, {2016-PD-120-REMC001}. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.