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Active Bystander Training

Contact the Bureau of Preparedness and Response

  •  850-245-4040
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    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A23 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 


Bystanders can and do save lives when they step forward to help.
The overall goal of Becoming an Active Bystander is to strengthen the role and ability of persons to save lives by taking a few, specific helping actions when at the scene of an unexpected emergency.
Learn how to:
  • Respond to a manmade disaster, natural disaster, or any other life-threatening emergency.
  • Provide basic initial care and other assistance to supervisors prior to the arrival of uniformed emergency responders. This includes learning how to help someone who is:
    • Bleeding;
    • has a blocked airway;
    • not breathing;
    • has a burn;
    • has hyperthermia;
    • is drowning.
  • Offer support and comfort to individuals harmed by the emergency.
  • Convey information and collaborate with emergency responders.
  • Identify additional training, tools and other resources to enhance their response skills.

Training Materials:
Participant Manual

Please use the link below to view a list of participating local MRC Units for course scheduling and to sign up for this training:


Participating Florida MRC Units
Florida MRC Map

Click on link below to view the Bureau of Preparedness and Response training calendar
http://calendar.doh.state.fl.us/main.php?calendar=PrepResponse

Contact the Florida Medical Reserve Corps State Coordinator at BPRCHDPreparedness@flhealth.gov