Bartholomew County Trauma Camp

September 20-22, 2019

Columbus, IN

Thank you to all of the participants and volunteers at Trauma Camp 2019!


What is Trauma Camp?

Trauma Camp is a weekend full of scenario-based exercises that will challenge EMS personnel and firefighters to put their training into action to provide patient care and complete each scenario. The scenarios are designed to satisfy all of the skills requirements for EMT re-certification.


Who can attend Trauma Camp?

All firefighters and EMS personnel are welcome! For insurance purposes, you must be affiliated with a fire department or EMS provider. This includes volunteer fire departments. If you are not affiliated with an EMS or fire agency, contact Johna Wilson ( and explain your circumstances to see if an exception can be made.

Do you need Volunteers?

YES! Every year we depend on multiple volunteers to be mock patients in the scenarios. Volunteers don't need any medical or fire background, you just need to be willing to let us put a little bit of fake blood on you and pretend you have an injury. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old on the day of Trauma Camp. Click on the registration links on this page to register as a Volunteer!


What is the cost to attend Trauma Camp?

FREE! Thanks to multiple sponsors and donations, we are able to offer Trauma Camp at no cost to those attending. However, you must register in advance. Click on the registration links on this page to register.

What is the Trauma Camp schedule?

FRIDAY - Grab your camping spot anytime after 17:00. Water and electric available.

SATURDAY- Full day of training sessions and scenarios. Classes by the Sheriff’s Dept, REMC, and LifeLine.

SUNDAY- Pack up camp.


Where is Trauma Camp?

Trauma Camp is held at the Bartholomew County 4H Fairgrounds (750 W 200 S, Columbus, IN 47201). This gives us lots of space and amenities for camping and large, complex training scenarios.