Little hero meets the big hero who saved his life
Best Practices for Emergency Response During an Active Shooter Incident
Ofer Lichtman of Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department (Calif.) is an expert on numerous subjects impacting the fire service, including Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and terrorism awareness. The terror attack in San Bernardino (Calif.) in December of 2015 has heightened domestic concerns over violence and against civilian populations. Lichtman recently provided TargetSolutions with an in-depth interview of his thoughts regarding effective strategies for first responders during an active shooter incident.
Westminster PD helps OCC teachers get certified as First Care Providers
Behind the Badge
That’s fast, but might not be fast enough, said Bill Harris, director of operations for First Care Provider, a nonprofit that trains civilians to assess injuries and provide enough treatment to keep injured victims alive until help arrives.
Training consisted of three-plus hours of classroom instruction taught by members of the Westminster Police Department and Harris, followed by the mock earthquake scenario, in which participants applied bandages to wounds, checked for breathing and staved off bleeding by wrapping tourniquets around broken and severed limbs.
Westminster PD Acting Police Chief Dan Schoonmaker helped design the program, which has been taught over the past two-plus years to his officers, Police Explorers, city employees and Westminster school teachers.