Western Arizona Stop The Bleed Coalition
Motivated by multiple tragedies that have occurred throughout Arizona in recent years, community leaders convened to improve survivability from manmade or natural mass casualty events. The resulting injuries from these events generally present with severe bleeding which, if left unattended, can result in death.
The participants from these sessions, many of whom currently make up the composition of the Western Arizona Stop the Bleed Coalition, concluded that by providing civilian bystanders the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation, lives can be saved.
Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to 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 will occur.
ICSAVE is proud to be one of several organizations that make up the Western Arizona Stop the Bleed Coalition. Community partners include Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma Fire Department, United States Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Fire Department, Rural Metro Fire Department, United States Customs and Border Protection Search, Trauma and Rescue Unit, Fort Mohave Mesa Fire Department, Mohave Valley Fire Department, San Bernardino County Fire Department, Golden Shores Fire Department, Bullhead City Fire Department, Baker Emergency Medical Service, Western Arizona Regional Medical Center, Tri-State Care Flight, Colorado River Medical Center and the Tucson Catholic Diocese.