Anderson, IN, March 10, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Spanish 4 Emergencies, a company dedicated to improving communication between Spanish-speaking residents and public safety professionals, has made another giant leap for the law enforcement community with their release of a new line of certificate courses. The Tactiguistics line of certificate courses was designed to take a complete Spanish beginner and equip them with the ability to communicate effectively with a Spanish-speaking individual in several law enforcement situations.
The Basic Spanish Certificate Course and the Law Enforcement Spanish Certificate Course are currently available with several more courses already in the works, including courses for emergency dispatchers and firefighters. The Basic Spanish Certificate Course is available for $75.00 and the Law Enforcement Certificate Course is available for $125.00. A combo package is available that includes both courses and is only $175.00.
Each course package includes a professionally printed course manual that can be kept as a reference book after the course has been completed, and a final certificate exam. Upon completion of the final certificate exam, it is submitted back to Spanish 4 Emergencies for grading. If a passing grade is achieved (75% or higher), an official Certificate of Course Completion with the student's name on it, signed by Spanish 4 Emergencies president Brady Lewis, will be sent back to the student.
The growing Hispanic population is being dangerously underserved due to the inability of many public safety professionals to communicate effectively with them. This lack of communication puts everyone at risk.
“We took a vast amount of desperately needed training information, put it together in a nice course manual, and are offering it in hopes that departments will realize how important this is,” says Spanish 4 Emergencies founder Brady Lewis. He continues, “Learning Spanish for emergency workers is not an option, it’s an absolute necessity these days. Many lives do and will continue to depend on it.”
Spanish 4 Emergencies was founded in 2002 by Brady Lewis, now 28, a 5-year reserve police officer and 7-year emergency dispatcher. Lewis vows to continue developing new products to help break down the communication barriers. The company plans to develop more certificate courses and is in talks to develop training seminars.
Spanish 4 Emergencies also has several practical products already in its catalog. They offer CPR Cards to assist in giving CPR instructions in Spanish ($5.99), Miranda Rights Cards in Spanish ($5.99), and DUI Cards to aid in conducting sobriety tests in Spanish ($5.99). These join their other popular products including Quick Reference Cards ($12.99), Hospital Helper Sheets ($9.99), and Traffic Accident Cards ($5.99). All products are available on the Spanish 4 Emergencies website at http://www.spanish4emergencies.com. Also included on the website is a free language training center for law enforcement, fire/EMS and emergency dispatchers.