RISC training at the Frontline Club
The Frontline Club will be hosting the first RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues) training course in the UK. The four-days of training will end with a Group Show that is open to everyone on Wednesday 9 October at 7pm, to register to attend see HERE.
RISC offers a four-day course in emergency medicine to freelance journalists working in dangerous areas. The course is completely free for qualified journalists working in all media – photography, print, radio and video. RISC covers instruction fees and accommodations (if needed). Each graduate is provided with a comprehensive medical kit to take with him or her back into the field.
RISC is a nonprofit organisation based in New York City. It was founded by journalist Sebastian Junger after the death of his friend and colleague, Tim Hetherington, in Libya in 2011. Hetherington’s wound, though very serious, may not have been fatal had one of the journalists or rebels around him had the right medical training. Surviving a gunshot or shrapnel wound is often a matter of doing the right thing in the first few minutes, and RISC training focuses on that brief, critical period of time.