Tucson Fire Cadets Training To Save Lives!

Southern Arizona now has 35 more immediate responders among our ranks! On Wednesday, June 19th, these exceptional young women and men, who are presently enrolled in the Tucson Fire Department’s Cadet 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 incredible young women and men now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life!

All of us at ICSAVE send out a special thank you to the Tucson Fire Department and University of Arizona Emergency Medical Services (UAEMS) for hosting this essential event!

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