Archive Monthly Archives: June 2021

2021 Pima County Sheriff’s Department Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department’s (PCSD) School Resource Officer Unit presented an active shooter preparedness workshop for numerous Pima County school staff the week of June 7th – June 11th. All of the schools served by the School Resource Officer Unit were invited and several attended.

This workshop was hosted by Cienega High School and prepared staff to respond to these types of events in an effort to better protect the students within Pima County. The workshop included instruction time, exercises, several real-life scenarios, and a demonstration of law enforcement response to these types of situations.

This workshop represented a collaborative effort between the Sheriff’s Department, Marana Police Department, Tucson Police Department, Pima Community College Police Department, Vail School District, various Pima County school drama students, and Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE) to provide high quality, realistic situational preparedness exercises for administrators, teachers, and support staff within our schools.

ICSAVE conducted Bleeding Control Training during these vitally important educational events. We were honored to be a part of this collective effort to better prepare our teachers, administrators and support personnel. The various school districts’ staff learned and experienced the decisive advantages of proactive vs. passive response strategies via numerous live scenario drills and are now better empowered to help save our children’s lives! We want to extend a special thank you to the brave men and women of the various law enforcement agencies that are making these lifesaving presentations and drills possible.

 

Medical Reserve Corps Ready to Save Lives!

Southern Arizona now has 17 more trained and certified immediate responders among our ranks! On Saturday, June 5th, these Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer professionals completed the necessary educational requirements to obtain American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Providers Certification.

Everyone needs basic training in CPR, so they can provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders can take over care of a person in cardiac arrest. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time the incident takes place 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 dedicated men and women now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life!

2021 Arizona Camp Fury CPR Course

Southern Arizona now has 15 more immediate responders among our ranks! On Tuesday, June 1st, these exceptional young women came together during this year’s Arizona Camp Fury and completed the necessary educational requirements to become proficient in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Civilians need basic training in CPR principles so they can provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders can take over care of a person in cardiac arrest.  Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time the incident occurs, 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 incredible young women now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life!

All of us at ICSAVE send out a special thank you to Arizona Camp Fury’s leadership and The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona for hosting this essential event!