Tactical EMS Saved Lives after Giffords Shooting Gallery
The officers who responded behind the tape during the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting during the Congress On Your Corner event outside a Tucson-area Safeway were able to provide life-saving care to patients while the scene was unsafe for EMS.
First Five Minutes Training
A Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputy uses trauma shears during the First Five Minutes training program. Photo Courtesy David Kleinman
When the Scene Is Unsafe ...
An officer responding to a scene that’s unsafe for EMS can use a compact kit equipped with the essentials of hemorrhage control and airway management. Photo Matthew Strauss
A tourniquet could mean the difference between life and death for an officer pinned down by fire. Photo Courtesy David Kleinman
Photo Matthew Strauss
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