May is National Stop the Bleed Month month so, Bill Harris from First CARE Provider sat down to talk about the Stop the Bleed initiative and the innovative things that the First CARE Provider organization is doing to empower individuals to provide care in the event of a trauma emergency.
About Bill Harris:
Bill Harris is a twenty-year, US Navy Veteran, with multiple combat tours to the Middle East. Bill brings a broad base of combat medical knowledge and experience. His deployments include Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Africa, as well as serving in Iceland.
He spent eight years serving beside US Marines as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman, and seven years at Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU.)
Since retirement in 2010 he has trained military members, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other government agency personnel in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), and Active Shooter Tactical Response. He currently teaches at a Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and provides operational medical support to various agencies. He is on the Board of Advisers for the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC) and he co-founded the Non-profit: First CARE Provider. He is a Nationally Registered Paramedic a military Master Training Specialist, and tactical medicine Authority.
About First CARE Provider:
First CARE Provider
The emergency doesn’t end when you call 9-1-1. Average response times are well over 5 minutes. Learn how to save a life and the simple steps you can take to help a trauma victim.
To serve the public by raising awareness of the need for civilian response to disaster, and to create an integrated network of individuals and communities empowered to ensure not another life is lost from a preventable cause of death as a result of trauma.
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