Maricopa County Public Health Training Community Lifesavers!

Arizona now has 50 more trained and certified immediate responders among their ranks! On Wednesday, April 17th, community members from throughout the Phoenix Metro Valley came together at Maricopa County Public Health and completed the necessary educational requirements to obtain American College of Surgeon’s Bleeding Control Certification.

Everyone needs 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 dedicated men and women now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life!

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