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Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed empowers the general public to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching the basic techniques of bleeding control. There are a number of methods that can be used to stop bleeding. To find classes in your area, go to the website below.


Civilian Response Train the Trainer
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In the past two decades, horrific mass shootings have been thrust into public consciousness. Mitigating the effects of these events is the responsibility of those who serve in our communities' public safety organizations. The public expects an effective and swift response to these threats. Research has shown, however, that many of the mass attacks, or active attack events, are over before law enforcement responders arrive on the scene.

Civilians who find themselves embroiled in such an event must be prepared to take immediate action to save their own lives before law enforcement arrives. The average response time for police response to an active attack event is three minutes. Without effective, preplanned response options for civilians at the scene of the attack, many victims can be seriously injured or killed during these three minutes.

This course was designed in conjunction with Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) to provide first responders and other professionals with a model response program they can deliver to civilians within their communities.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for #3312.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements
This course must be completed within 45 days from the registration date
Participants will have three attempts to pass the final examination

Civilian Response
Additional Considerations
Preparing Your Organization
Informing Your Community

Suggested Audience
First responders and other professionals developing and/or utilizing a model response program
Anyone that intends to provide training for their employees, coworkers, friends. It is applicable to anyone from clergyman to store greeter.

Continuing Education & Professional Credits
0.4 CEUs
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
4.00 hours - Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Sgt. Gloria Ruiz
, 956-364-4220 or E-mail:

Learn First Aid & CPR

Take a first aid and CPR class. Official certification by the American Red Cross provides, under the “good Samaritan” law, protection for those giving first aid.

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You Are the Help Until Help Arrives

Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast and emergency responders aren’t always nearby. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately.

Learn 5 simple steps that may save a life.
1. Call 9-1-1
2. Stay Safe
3. Stop the Bleeding
4. Position the Injured
5. Provide Comfort

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Do 1 Thing's Ambassador Preparedness Training

Become an ambassador for emergency preparedness and learn to teach others to be safer and more resilient. Learn how to be a leader in preparing your community or organization for all types of emergencies and disasters. Instructors offer tips, resources, and best practices to help you each step of the way. The course was created by Do 1 thing, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to move individuals, families, businesses and communities to prepare for all hazards and become disaster resilient.

Upon completing the course you will quickly receive an email with your certificate of completion. Are you ready to learn?!

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Preparing Texas

Professionals from all areas of emergency and disaster response and management are encouraged to access Preparing Texas to view training offered by the Texas Division of Emergency Management and several federal and state partners. Registering on Preparing Texas is FREE. Students can review their enrollment status, upload profile information, view upcoming courses, print certificates, and view or print their transcript online at their convenience.

Learn about trainings available to citizens! Under "Schedule", look up classes for the "Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council 21" region.