B-Con Training and Police Officers: Saving Lives

By: Clayton Clabaugh | Posted on: Mar 14, 2016

Police car

Every day, police officers are faced with life-threatening situations. Sometimes it can be as violent as a gang-fueled firefight, or a mass shooting like the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, CO. Whatever the situation may be, bleed control is as necessary a skill as CPR or using a defibrillator.

In 2014 and 2015 two Colorado police officers in Denver and Lakewood were severely wounded during routine traffic stops. In each case, the drivers of the cars drew firearms and shot the officers. Both officers received wounds that would have killed them had they not had tourniquets on them and been trained in how to apply them. It's an excellent testimony to the need for B-Con (Bleed Control) training. It is also why Cascade supports the Stop the Bleed initiative to get basic B-Con training to the masses, and it's why we became a distributor of NAR C-A-T Tourniquet available in our training centers for $28.74.

Channel 9 News in Denver covered the story: