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A tourniquet was applied and the worker was flown to the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital
The “bleeding control stations” would contain tourniquets, among other life-saving items, and include instructions on preventing blood loss
Crews rushed to move the injured recruits off a live electrical wire downed in the crash and stabilize as many patients as possible
“We need an airway for him,” one recruit shouted, while another was heard repeatedly saying, “We need help, here. Help, here.”
Officers began first aid, and EMS providers took over and transported the man to a hospital in an air ambulance
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Chief Joe Schrage said 30+ firefighters responded, EMS providers transported 24 people, and the department made trauma counselors available
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Along with a new vendor for their bleeding program, the American College of Surgeons also debuted its branded C-A-T, a “true self-applied, one-handed tourniquet”