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AAR of the LEO version of the class.
: Casualty Care and Rescue
: Denver, Colorado
Background of AAR Reviewer
: Federal LEO with 10 years experience
: This class was very well instructed by an instructor that knows the topic and the techniques extensively. I have taken other classes that were more expensive and longer in length, but the amount of material that was disseminated in the CC&R (LEO) class was more descriptive, informative, and overall great knowledge to have in the event of an officer / civilian down due to a gunshot wound or other major trauma. The instructor described and demonstrated how to deploy multiple types of hemostatic agents, torniquets, combat dressings, and chest seals. The instructor also described and demonstrated the use of different types of rescue and extraction equipment in the event the downed officer / civilian is in a location in which is unsafe or impractical to treat the type of wound that was sustained. The last half of the CC&R (LEO) training session was focused on actual scenarios which enabled us to practice the different techniques and treatments of various wounds that might be sustained by an officer or a civilian involved in a domestic violence situation turned south, or in a "Mass Violence*
" incident. With the number of shooting and critical incidents that happen in and around the Denver Metro area, I feel much more prepared in the event I am deployed to or am directly involved with a situation in which was covered in this training session. I personally feel that the information provided in the class is not only extrememly benificial to law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel, but is applicable to civilians who want to be prepared in the event they are involved with a Mass Violence incident or even a local critical event. The only thing I did not like with the course was the inability to purchase some of the gear that was demonstrated during the class. The only benefit that I can see from this drawback is the fact I wasn't able to spend another $100 or more on gear that my wife might not have appreciated as much as I do. That being said, the Instructor did provide the ability to order the items directly from him, which I will be partaking in at a later date.
Would you recommend the training to your family or other personnel in your agency
: ABSOLUTELY. The information provided could very well save a fellow officer or my family members life whether they be involved in a major car accident, shooting incident, terrorism related event, or other critical incident.
= "Mass Violence" is a topic that the instructor briefly talked about during the training class. It is a term that I believe fits the bill of what law enforcement currently calls an "Active Shooter". Mass Violence entails more events that involve serious loss of life that is beyond just an "Active Shooter", such as terrorism-related attacks that have happened all around the world within the last year. I concur with the Instructor that law enforcement should be training for a Mass Violence type of situation and not just an Active Shooter incident.
Note: I am in no way benefitting from the instructor or any association related to the training event. I believe in spreading information, both good and bad, about any classes that I attend so that others have a little insight into the training class. Please feel free to IM me if you have any questions about my participation in the class. I am waiting to see if my wife has to work when the civilian version of the class is.