The challenges underprivileged communities face is complex and deep rooted, and they desperately need our help.
- Many communities throughout the U.S. are overwhelmed by gun violence.
- In fact, epidemic incidence of gun violence around the country necessitates the need for community emergency response training and teams on site.
- The more volunteers in the area that have first aid training, the higher the chance a bystander in an emergency will know how to provide immediate care to prevent a victim from hemorrhaging before professional medical help arrives, thereby naturally increasing the chance of survival.
Every Second Counts
- If someone is shot in your neighborhood, or workplace, the first few minutes are critical to survival.
- No matter how fast professional assistance arrives, if blood loss is uncontrolled in those first few minutes, even an injury that is regarded as highly treatable quickly becomes life threatening.
YOU Are the Solution
- You, and your community, can increase the chances of survival of a gunshot victim!
- Let S.A.F.E. train you in the area of first aid, with emphasis on slowing down and stopping blood loss.
- Let S.A.F.E. train your entire community to do the same.
- In the moment, it might not be easy. But when you save someone’s life, the feeling is indescribable.
S.A.F.E. Is Ready to Train You
- First aid training, in communities throughout the county, is our commitment to you.
- With every dollar donated to S.A.F.E., we are committed to training community emergency response teams in neighborhoods like yours to prevent unnecessary loss of life.
- It’s raw, emotional and real for us.
- It’s what we work for.
- It’s what we do every day.
- The training covers how to identify the best technique and tools to use depending on the severity of the bleeding and location of the gunshot wound and using that training to slow and stop the bleeding until professional help arrives, thereby dramatically increasing the chance of survival of the victim.
- Everyone who takes the course will learn how to identify life-threatening wounds and leave with an understanding of the symptoms of shock. Once the location of the wound(s) has been established, volunteers learn how to effectively stem blood flow in several different ways.
- Volunteers are taught about the complexity of treating a hemorrhage, junctional wound packing techniques and how to properly apply firm, steady pressure to a wound with or without dressing. For wounds on the victim’s extremities, volunteers will learn how to use a tourniquet to slow and stop blood loss.
- Participants will also learn about thoracic injuries and how to properly treat them. Medical kits that include additional supplies such as a tourniquet, hemostatic gauze, a pressure bandage, and a chest seal with application instructions, will be provided to volunteers who complete the certification training.
- The course is designed to promote self-reliance and enable volunteers to provide care quickly and efficiently until medical professionals arrive.
Fill in the Gaps
- We also need to help each other fill in the gaps.
- Young people, particularly in urban areas, often do not have access to programs that foster creativity and critical thinking.
- Lessons learned while participating in activities such as art, music, language and sports will help instill teamwork, introspection, personal growth, collaboration, leadership, problem solving and more.
- The addition of these activities to a child’s core curriculum opens the door to unlimited possibilities, providing them with a solid groundwork for future endeavors.
- Young people who are involved in these types of programs are less likely to succumb to negative influences, and they will have the confidence and encouragement to work hard and strive for success.
- SAFE is committed to removing the financial burdens and barriers to as many young people in at-risk communities as possible, through mentorship and sponsorship programs.
Help Your Community Grow Strong
- Building a strong community through creativity WORKS!
- The issues facing youth in at-risk communities might be complicated, but sometimes it’s the little things that inspire a young person to strive to reach their full potential.
- It could be something small that changes someone’s path for the better – a paintbrush, a backpack, a conversation with a positive role model.
SAFE endeavors to facilitate these constructive experiences today so that these young people will be positive role models for others in their community tomorrow.