Archive Monthly Archives: May 2021

Tucson Calvary Church Our Newest Immediate Responders!

Pima County now has 30 more trained and certified immediate responders among our ranks! On Saturday, May 29th, congregation members from throughout our community met at Tucson Calvary Church West Campus 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 citizens now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life!

Pima JTED Law Enforcement Students Our Newest Community Lifesavers!

Pima County residents now have 20 more trained and certified immediate responders among their ranks! On Saturday, May 15th, these exceptional young men and women from Pima JTED’s Law Enforcement Program 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 young professionals now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life!

Pima County TECC Course Synopsis 2021

Throughout April, the Green Valley Fire District hosted a National Association of Emergency Medical Technician (NAEMT) Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Course. Sponsored by Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE), the course brought together over 72 active public safety professionals from throughout Pima County.

The 16-hour course covered topics designed to decrease preventable death in tactical situations. Topics included: Hemorrhage control; surgical airway control and needle decompression; strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments; caring for pediatric patients; and techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety.

Developed by NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee, the TECC program is based on the guidelines from the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Co-TECC) and the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program. TECC uses lessons learned from our military and applies them to the civilian world of tactical medicine.

Thank you to all that attended!