Community Outreach Programs
The purpose of Community Outreach Active Violence Preparedness Training is to educate the public regarding researched-based, proactive measures that can be individually or organizationally adopted and implemented. This program is designed to supplement current "Lock-down" or "Secure-in-Place" practices and procedures presently used throughout much of the country.
Tragic events have dictated the need for enhanced preparedness and response options to increase chances of surviving a horrific event. Topics covered during the mobile training team course include cross cultural competence, infrastructure design, proactive use of technology, community resource assistance, mass evacuations and trauma first-aid. The course’s final exercise consists of practical scenarios designed to experience, visualize and reinforce the main concepts.
Examples of groups that can benefit from our training include:
- Homeowners Associations (HOAs)
- Boy and Girl Scouts Units
- Civic-Minded Organizations
- Victim Witness (Crisis Councilors)
- Social Services Organizations
Stop the Bleed
Emergency Personnel Training For Mass Casualty Event
Arizona 360 News Program - Active Shooter Training
ICSAVE conducted Bleeding Control Training as part of this vitally important campaign
Valley Watch Talks with Scott Crowley of ICSAVE 2019-3-10
Zona Politics Talks with Mark Savage of ICSAVE 2018-03-18
ICSAVE Director CJ Higgins Discusses the Importance of Bleeding Control on American Warrior Radio 2018-02-25
Bruce Whitney of ICSAVE interviewed on the Bill Buckmaster radio show January 11, 2018
Bruce Whitney of ICSAVE interviewed on the KVOI radio show November 22, 2017
I LIVED – Active Violence Response Course
This six-hour course is designed to educate the public on how they can mitigate the loss of life if they find themselves in a violent intruder incident. The goals of I LIVED training are for participants to recognize the need for immediate response to these types of incidents, recognize ways they may intervene, and empower them to make a difference in the event.
I Whether we act as an individual, family, congregation, workplace team or other group we can mitigate loss of life through training and practice. Our goal for participants is to be able to say I LIVED if they ever find themselves in an attack.
Lockdown- There are two types of lockdowns - a soft lockdown (sometimes referred to as a lockout) or hard lockdown utilizing barricading techniques to secure doors and windows. Lockdown techniques are used to isolate the intruder from those they seek to harm.
Information- Information is received through our senses. Whether it is first- hand auditory, visual, or odors, or passed on to us secondhand our senses alert us to danger. We must then convey this danger to others by sharing the information we have with others.
Vary- People tend to adopt routines, using the same entrances and exits to their houses of worship, workplaces, stores, and other places they frequent. It is important to learn to alter routines, explore different options, and look for other ways we can use objects in our environment.
Evade- There are times when physical escape may be possible, but avoidance of the intruder remains critically important. Evasion requires using all available information to make a decision and avoid the attacker.
Defend- Having a survival mindset and being prepared to physically respond to an attacker are personal choices that are emphasized throughout this course.
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
In the past two decades, horrific mass shootings have been thrust into public consciousness. Mitigating the effects of these events is the responsibility of those who serve in our communities' public safety organizations. The public expects an effective and swift response to these threats. Research has shown, however, that many of the mass attacks, or active attack events, are over before law enforcement responders arrive on the scene.
Civilians who find themselves embroiled in such an event must be prepared to take immediate action to save their own lives before law enforcement arrives. The average response time for police response to an active attack event is three minutes. Without effective, preplanned response options for civilians at the scene of the attack, many victims can be seriously injured or killed during these three minutes.
The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills.
Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con)
In September of 2014, NAEMT announced a new education course to teach civilians evidence-based, life-saving bleeding control techniques shown to dramatically increase casualty survival. Called “Bleeding Control for the Injured,” aka “B-Con,” this course was developed in response to the Hartford Consensus led by Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, and at the request of Dr. Norman McSwain, who served as a member of the Hartford Consensus working group.
B-Con teaches participants the basic life-saving medical interventions, including bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents, and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe. The course is designed for NON tactical law enforcement officers, firefighters, security personnel, teachers and other civilians requiring this basic training. B-Con is consistent with the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus on Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events.
NAEMT partners on this and all other trauma initiatives with the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Recently, ACS launched a new website, bleedingcontrol.org that includes a new instructor portal for the B-Con course. This new portal houses all of the B-Con course materials, and will allow B-Con courses to be registered so that ACS and NAEMT can track our progress in training the public in basic bleeding control. There is no cost to use this portal, to access the course materials, or to register courses.
All NAEMT instructors are invited and encouraged to register as a B-Con instructor with ACS. For more information on the national bleeding control initiative, please visit www.bleedingcontrol.org.
- sourced from: http://www.naemt.org/education/WhatIsB-Con.aspx
ICSAVE is proud to offer FREE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training! The CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced. At the same time, the CERT program was designed as a grassroots initiative and specifically structured so that the local and state program managers have the flexibility to form their programs in the way that best suits their communities. CERT volunteers are trained to respond safely, responsibly, and effectively to emergency situations, but they can also support their communities during non-emergency events as well. There are over 2,700 local CERT programs nationwide, with more than 600,000 individuals trained since CERT became a national program. For further information, please visit https://www.ready.gov/community-emergency-response-team or contact us direct at email@example.com.
Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events – First Care Provider Partnership
ICSAVE is proud and honored to partner with one of the premier community-focused, non-profit organizations in the country! First Care Provider (FCP) is dedicated to raising public awareness of the need for civilian response to disasters. Their team of professionals has developed an integrated network of individuals, communities and programs to ensure that not another civilian life is lost from preventable causes of death such as trauma. As veterans and licensed medical providers, they realize that improving outcomes to these events requires a new approach—a population-based system that engages the community directly. While traditional responses to natural disasters and active violence will always be reactive, they have created a system to empower people before, during and immediately after a traumatic event. ICSAVE and FCP are passionately committed to the same mission and all ICSAVE instructors are certified to teach FCP’s First Care Provider Courses. For further information about this or any other life-saving courses, please contact Bill or Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org or us direct at email@example.com
Why First Care Provider?
ICSAVE-Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona Partnership
ICSAVE is proud to partner with the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona (MRCSA)! The mission of MRCSA is to improve the health and safety of communities across Pima County and Southern Arizona by organizing and utilizing medical, public health, and non-medical volunteers. MRCSA is community-based and provides opportunities for those volunteers who donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year. Their volunteers supplement existing emergency and non-emergent health care resources. They are physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, mental health professionals, veterinarians, epidemiologists and students in healthcare career tracks.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) program provides the structure necessary to deploy medical and non-medical personnel in response to an emergency, disaster or a specific community need. MRC identifies, trains and credentials personnel who are available and ready to respond. At the national level, the MRC program is managed by the Office of Citizen Voluntary Medical Reserve Corps (OCVMRC), which is headquartered in the Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Locally, the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona operates as a 501-(c)3 non-profit corporation and is managed by a Board of Directors. MRCSA is comprised of active and retired health care professionals and other interested volunteers who are pre-trained, pre-screened, and registered and who can be deployed to augment the health care system in a disaster or public health emergency. They prepare volunteers to support emergency response including mass immunization, mass dispensing of pharmaceuticals, special needs sheltering and field triage stations (casualty collection points) as well as non-emergent community health projects.
Medical Reserve Corps is incorporated into both state and local emergency response and recovery plans. In addition to emergency response, MRCSA addresses national MRC goals of promoting prevention, preparedness and mitigation; important risk reduction measures for the community. This is a proactive, community-based, cost effective method of reducing vulnerability to disaster and at the same time, building healthy, prepared communities; all the while supporting and implementing the Surgeon General’s priorities. For further information, please visit MRCSA’s website at medicalreservecorpss.wixsite.com/mrcsa or us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events – University Emergency Medical Services Partnership
ICSAVE is proud to partner with one of the premier university-based, community-focused emergency medical services organizations in the country! The University Emergency Medical Services (UAEMS) serves the University of Arizona campus and its students, staff, and visitors.
Their mission is to provide quick, quality medical services to the students and faculty of the University of Arizona in addition to facilitating education about campus safety issues such as proper continuous chest compressions, AED locations and operations. Their personnel currently respond to all medical 911 calls on campus, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, during the fall and spring semesters. They also provide contract medical standby services at campus events and functions.
Their crews utilize an emergency response suburban and utility vehicle with at least two Arizona EMT-Basics for their standard response. They can staff mobile foot, utility cart, and stationary first-aid tent teams for standby events, as well as provide up to three ICS/NIMS certified Incident Command personnel. ICSAVE and UAEMS are passionately committed to the same mission and our personnel are actively instructing Bleeding Control, CPR and AED courses throughout Southern Arizona.
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