Free tourniquet training open to the public
The Denver Health Paramedic Division is offering free tourniquet training classes to the Denver community June 20 through 23.
Typically these classes are offered once a month and cost $35.
Classes will be held at 4 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Rita Bass Trauma and EMS Institute, located at 190 West 6th Avenue in Denver.
Anyone can register online for the free classes by visiting the Denver Paramedic Website: http://www.denverems.org/. The registration is under the tab titled "Register for a free Bleeding Control Class."
“In an active shooter situation, there can sometimes be a delay when law enforcement secures the scene and when first responders are allowed to enter and care for the injured,” Assistant Chief Justin Harper, Denver Paramedics said in a press release. “When someone is injured and bleeding, it can take as little as three minutes for it to become a life threatening situation. Because minutes count, we want to teach community members how to respond to a life-threatening bleeding injury should they ever be in an emergency situation like the one that occurred in Orlando.”