K-12 Community Lifesavers!

Southern Arizona residents now have 42 more trained and certified immediate responders among their ranks! On Tuesday, April 24th, school teachers from throughout Pima and Cochise Counties came together at the Pima County Abrams Public Health Center, were trained by Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE) and Mobilize Rescue Systems (MRS) and completed the necessary educational requirements to obtain American College of Surgeon’s Bleeding Control Certification.

Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they can provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders can take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths may occur.

Although no single set of skills or response can fit all injury, trauma, or active violence situations, making sure everyone knows his or her options and can react decisively will save valuable time and lives. As members of our extended community family, these exceptional women and men now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life!

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