Tanque Verde Unified School District Stopping The Bleed!
The Tanque Verde Unified School District (TVUSD) and TVUSD Governing Board have made it a priority to focus on emergency response planning, preparedness and training in all of their schools. They are working closely with local first responders, public safety organizations, and community outreach groups in an effort to provide additional resources and training to staff, students and the greater school community. One of their community partners, Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE), is providing Bleeding Control Training to all TVUSD teachers and staff members. Multiple educational sessions have taken place at Tanque Verde High School and Agua Caliente Elementary School and now our community has over 300 trained and certified immediate responders among our ranks!
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 women and men now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life!