Pecos Valley Public Services offers a variety of courses and trainings to the general public. All trainings are provided free of charge at our business location (certain conditions apply), but we gladly accept donations.
Here’s how it works: Select a course you are interested in and register yourself. Once we have a required number of participants, we’ll contact you and send a number of dates. The date selected with the most participants will be set for the course.
All trainings will be conducted by certified and / or experienced educators.
Stop the Bleed is a grassroots national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. No matter how fast professional emergency responders arrive, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first aid.
Course duration: About 90 minutes. No payment required (donations accepted). Participants get official certificate after successful completion of the course.
The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and members of the public who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and pre-hospital settings.
Course duration: About 4 hours. No payment required (donations accepted). Participants get certificate after successful completion of the course. If participants want to be officially certified as AHA BLS providers, we charge $30 for administrative expenses.
Drones are very cool technology. But regulations have changed and even hobbyists have to know the do’s and don’ts. Did you know that you will have to register certain drones? That everybody (even you) now needs an FAA certificate to legally fly a drone? That the police are allowed to ask you for your registration and/or certificate? We’ll teach you the basics about FAA regulations, air space and drone technology so you can confidently start with your TRUST certificate. You even can fly our Search & Rescue drones.
Course duration: About 3 hours. No payment required (donations accepted). Participants get certificate after successful completion of the course.
The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) is a licensed radio service that uses channels around 462 MHz and 467 MHz. The most common use of GMRS channels is for short-distance, two-way voice communications using hand-held radios, mobile radios and repeater systems. In 2017, the FCC expanded GMRS to also allow short data messaging applications including text messaging and GPS location information. Will tell you about licenses, radios and about the advantages of using this communications service.
Course duration: About 2 hours. No payment required (donations accepted). Participants get certificate after successful completion of the course.