Oro Valley CERT Members Our Latest Community Superheroes!
The town of Oro Valley now has 15 more community superheroes among their ranks! On Wednesday, November 28th, these dedicated Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members 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 exceptional men and women now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life! We want to extend a special thank you to the brave men and women of the Oro Valley Police Department who are making these lifesaving presentations, skills, trainings, and drills possible.