Training Saves Lives
Stories of Response and Survival
One of the first things we teach in our Active Shooter Response Training courses is how to overcome the victim mentality.
In order to survive an active shooter event or other emergency situation, people must stop seeing themselves as victims and start acting like survivors. Only then, can they effectively use their training to survive and save lives.
Read the stories below of how people have used the equipment and skills they acquired through Active Shooter Response Training to save their own life or someone else’s.
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Civilian Treats Injured Teenage Boy He Found in a Car Accident
Jeremy was on his way home from after working second shift when he happened upon a severe car accident on I-85. He found 13-year-old Grayson, who had been ejected from the vehicle and was bleeding severely from his shoulder.
Just a few weeks before this incident, Jeremy had gone through the Active Shooter Response Training and Emergency Medical Training with ProActive Response Group and purchased a Bleeding Control Kit, which he kept in his car. Jeremy grabbed the kit and began packing Grayson’s injured shoulder with wound packing gauze. He also wrapped it with a pressure dressing and applied pressure until the fire department arrived.
Grayson was life flighted to the hospital, where trauma doctors confirmed that Jeremy’s actions saved Grayson that day. The ProActive team later had the chance to meet Grayson and introduce him to Jeremy, his first responder.
Watch Jeremy tell his story.
Anderson School Teacher Applies His Own Tourniquet
Anderson school teacher, Clayton Porter, completed Active Shooter Response Training with ProActive Response Group in 2018. The following year, he was at home working on a project with his electric saw when the saw kicked back and sliced open his leg.
Using the one-hand application C-A-T tourniquet in his Bleeding Control Kit, Clayton was able to stop the bleeding until EMS arrived. His training saved his life.