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Welcome to the Harding University Public Safety Training Web site!

The Public Safety Department provides not only a safe environment for the Harding Community, but also the opportunity for students and others to learn information and skills that may not be readily available elsewhere.  

The Department's Training Program provides training which is both beneficial to the individual and to society as a whole.  Most of the training results in certifications through various agencies and organizations.  These certifications can be very advantageous for students seeking employment following graduation in many career fields.

Below are many of the classes offered by the Public Safety Office. Click on each class to learn more about the course content and other details. 

Classes are offered according to demand, please complete the form and you will be contacted regarding your request when classes are scheduled.  Class details will be furnished in a timely manner.  Please call (501) 279-4005 for additional assistance with these classes. 

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HeartSaver First Aid
Basic First Aid Course which teaches students how to properly respond to common medical emergencies such as cuts, burns, fractures, breathing problems, and environmental emergencies.  It also includes the Basic CPR Course. This course is certified through the American Heart Association.  It is offered on the first Tuesday of each month as demand dictates.  This course is only available to Harding University students, faculty and staff.

Time: 2 1/2 Hrs. Cost: $5

HeartSaver AED (Basic CPR)
This basic CPR course provides instruction for properly providing CPR to adults, children, and infants. Students will learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and recognize factors that can affect the patient. Choking and stroke emergencies are also covered in this course.  This course is certified through the American Heart Association.   It is offered on the first Tuesday of each month.  This course is only available to Harding University students, faculty and staff.

Time: 4 Hrs. Cost: $5

Health Care Provider CPR (Advanced)
This advanced CPR course covers all the material in the HeartSaver AED Course, plus the use of additional equipment and other considerations that can affect resuscitation efforts. Care is taken to ensure all students are proficient in all aspects of CPR.  This course is certified through the American Heart Association.   This course is only available to Harding University students, faculty and staff.

Time: 5 Hrs. Cost: $5

Blood-Borne Pathogens
This course informs students of the concerns of Blood-Borne Pathogens as identified by OSHA. Awareness and protective measures are the primary focus of this course.  This course is only available to Harding University students, faculty and staff.

Time: < 1 Hr. Cost: FREE

Storm Spotter
This class trains the average person how to identify severe weather and how to report it to the National Weather Service. The class also addresses precautions to take during severe weather such as tornadoes and flooding.  The information is focused on Arkansas weather, however, the information is useful for all parts of the country.    We have already hosted a class for 2014.  The next class is expected to be held in February, 2015. 

Time: 2 1/2 Hrs. Cost: FREE

Bystander Intervention
The Bystander Intervention class is designed to promote awareness of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking as well as provide information and guidance on how to safely intervene when confronted with such issues. The online class and accompanying quiz will take less than 1 hour to complete.

Time: <1 Hr Cost: FREE

RAD Women's Self-Defense
The R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) class is a women's self-defense course. The R.A.D. Systems of Self-Defense are the culmination of an effort to oppose violence holistically within our society.  R.A.D. believes that education along with the approach of opposing societal violence at every level can help revolutionize our culture.  This system teaches that a single self-defense class will not change a people or culture, but an alliance with a systematic approach along with dedicated instructors can.

Time: 12 Hrs Cost: FREE (Limited to women participants only)

Active Shooter Preparedness
This course informs participants of how to be prepared should an active shooter situation occur on campus. The course is based on the Run.Hide.Fight curriculum prepared by the City of Houston in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security. This course is only available to Harding University students, faculty, and staff.

Time: ½ Hr Cost: FREE

Public Safety
501-279-5000
DPS@harding.edu

Tip-line
501-268-7237

Located in the Heritage Center just inside the Market St. entrance

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Emergency
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White County Medical Center
501-268-6121

Searcy Police
501-268-3531

White County Sheriff
501-268-3543

Ark. State Police (Local)
501-279-6238