ASO Deputies Save Life
His leg had to be amputated but sheriff's deputies were able to save his life thanks to a training session they attended just 25 hours earlier.
"The more realistic you make the training the better."
And it looks real, complete with fake blood.
This scenario is part of training for Gainesville Police Officers and Alachua County Sheriff's Deputies on the use of trauma kits.
The "victim" in this scenario is a fellow officer who has been severely injured. Gainesville Police Sergeant Dan Stout heads up the training... he says the kits are essential.
"You know to run lights and sirens half way across the county and get there and stand over someone and say hang in there the ambulance is on the way it just not what we need to be doing. We need to be able to get in there and be able to take care of somebody."
G-P-D Started using the kits in march and A-S-O received them just this month. four items make up the trauma kits: celox... which helps stop the bleeding.... a trauma bandage.... an instrument used for chest wounds... and a tourniquet. the kits are mounted inside patrol cars... ready for use when authorities arrive on the scene.
Stout says incidents like nine eleven magnified the need for law enforcement officers to be trained to use the kits.
The motorcyclist in that accident... Jeff Buffington... was transported to Shands U-F. E-R staff there reiterated the actions of the deputies who saved buffington's life.
He is listed in fair condition.
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