Bill Harris and I finish our conversation about bleeding control, discuss some roadblocks to delivering courses like Stop the Bleed and Bill outlines the future of First CARE Provider including the First CARE Project that donates a bleeding control kit to a classroom for every bleeding control kit that is purchased through First CARE Provider.
May is National Stop the Bleed Month so find a class and get trained. Grab a friend and take the course together. Spread the word to your friends, co-workers and congregation. Get trained. Get empowered to stop the bleed and save a life!
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
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