Needles, CA: Needles Unified School District learned life-saving skills and received bleeding control kits to help save lives on school campus. 

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Needles, California: Teachers, staff and officials from the Needles Unified School District got to learn life-saving methods to help save lives on school campus by Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence (ICSAVE) as part of the Southern Arizona Stop the Bleed Coalition.

Bruce Whitney and George Hupp spoke to teachers, staff and officials on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 about the training program, known as Stop the Bleed, offered by Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence (ICSAVE), and held demonstrations on life-saving methods to be used in case of an emergency situations like an active shooter situation or accidental trauma incident.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez attended and broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook the training our local teachers, staff and officials got to learn.

All of the teachers, staff and officials, estimated 112 people in attendance, got to practice these life-saving methods and bleeding control principles so they can provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders can take over care of an injured person.

Emergency personal, firefighters and law enforcement, including firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department Station 32, Andy Myers, Division 4 River Battalion with the San Bernardino County Fire District and Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, were also in attendance during the training and were senn helping teachers, staff and officials.

Needles City Council Member Tona Belt brought her two kids to the Stop the Bleed training so to they can learn the life-saving methods and got help be part of a demonstration on using a smaller kids size tourniquets.

All of the teachers, staff and officials also got to learn about the bleeding control kits during the Stop the Bleed training, which the Needles Unified School District received 88 bleeding control kits which will be placed inside all of the classrooms, library, computer lab, school bus, gymnasium and main offices on the school campus.

Each of the individual bleeding control kits provides life saving bleeding control equipment such as tourniquets, pressure dressings and gauze bandages; these kits into classrooms will give teachers, staff or officials to help control bleeding and save lives.

San Bernardino County Fire Department, San Bernardino County Firefighters Association, Bullhead City Fire Department, Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department, Baker Emergency Medical Services, Careflight and Southwest Gas showed their support of these bleeding control kits in our local schools which over the last few months schools around the Colorado River Tri-State area have also gotten these kits as well as the ICSAVE training so they’re schools are prepared to save lives in their communities.

According to Lynn Lozada, Careflight Nurse, San Bernardino County Fire Department, San Bernardino County Firefighters Association and Southwest Gas were the Needles donors of the 88 bleeding control kits.

On Thursday, January 9th, 2020, Vista Colorado Elementary School Principal Marie Armijo and several students welcomed Lynn Lozada, Careflight Nurse and Sara Todd, WARMC ER Nurse as they placed the bleeding control kits inside their school’s classrooms, library, computer lab, school bus, gymnasium and main office.

Lynn and Sara then stopped by Needles Middle School and Needles High School to placed the bleeding control kits inside their classrooms, library, computer lab, school bus, gymnasium and main offices.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez spoke to Lynn Lozada, Careflight Nurse; Sara Todd, WARMC ER Nurse; Ray Proa, EMS/Paramedic with Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department about the bleeding control kits that were donated to our community; and spoke to Bruce Whitney and George Hupp with ICSAVE about the training and the foundation.

Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence (ICSAVE) is an Arizona-based charitable foundation, created by volunteer professionals from throughout the state who are united by our dedication to the prevention of traumatic events through education, preparedness training and community outreach programs.

Living and working within our respective communities, ICSAVE actively strive to develop integrated preparedness and response practices and strategies to prevent or mitigate the physical, psychological, spiritual and financial impact of incidents ranging in severity from common workplace and recreational injuries to violent mass casualty incidents.

The Stop The Bleed was created by medical professionals and government officials after the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut in 2012 as a way to increase survival rates after mass casualty events.

Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence (ICSAVE) mission to protect our communities from preventable injury and death through education, training and empowerment.

All of the teachers, staff and officials completed the necessary educational requirements to obtain American College of Surgeon’s Bleeding Control Certification.

The community of Needles, California can be proud that these great teachers, staff and officials who now have the life-saving tools, knowledge and skills to help save the lives at our local schools.

The nonprofit, staffed by volunteers from local law enforcement and fire departments, offers these training in first aid, CPR and active-shooter response, and accepts donations toward helping us prepare our communities; no matter how small are greatly appreciated, tax deductible.

To learn more about Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence (ICSAVE), including about their training courses and how to donate, please go to their website at: https://icsave.org/

You can also learn more about ICSAVE and all the wonderful training programs they offer by following their social media pages at:

  • Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ICSAVE.org/

  • Twitter:

https://twitter.com/icsave

  • YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_n8zBZ-dxk_K5Ya6g4xzKQ

Great work to all of the teachers, staff and officials from the Needles Unified School District for participating in Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence (ICSAVE) Stop the Bleed Training.

Thank you to Lynn Lozada, Careflight Nurse; Sara Todd, WARMC ER Nurse; Raymond Proa, EMS/Paramedic with Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department; and Bruce Whitney and George Hupp with ICSAVE for all coming together to help give the tools, knowledge and skills to help save the lives in our schools and our community.

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