Self Responder - Colorado Springs - 09/06/2024

September 6th, 2024 @ 7:00pm MDT

Self Responder - Colorado Springs - 09/06/2024
About this event

The threat has been neutralized and people are bleeding out, what do you do?
Self Responder is a trauma centric first aid course that will teach you the skills needed to save your life and the lives of others after a potentially fatal incident. Traumatic injury is one of the leading causes of death for people under 50 in the US. A significant portion of those deaths are from severe bleeding – a preventable cause of death due to trauma. This course will teach you how to treat the most common injuries suffered by an active shooter incident and other acts of violence. You will learn by seeing and performing the latest Tactical Combat Casualty Care techniques for self and buddy-aid. At the end of the event, all the participants who have successfully completed the Self Responder course are eligible for an ASHI Advanced Bleeding Control Certification.
This course is meant for participants of all skill and fitness levels. Firearms, live weapons, or blades are not required for this course.
Please thoroughly review the following website and all skills modules prior to coming to class. DEPLOYED MEDICINE SITE


  • Manage an over act of violence immediately after the threat is neutralized.
  • Take up a tactical position in order to protect yourself and others in a war zone
  • Perform a hasty triage and control a frantic crowd
  • Use an individual first aid kit and identify any nearby tools to assist you in bleeding control
  • Learn to use direct pressure, dressings, and tourniquets to stop bleeding
  • Treat a penetrating chest trauma
  • Pack a deep wound with cloth or gauze to control bleeding
  • Treat and prevent shock

IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) or at minimum:

  • 1 pressure dressing (Israeli bandage or similar)
  • 1 roll of ACE type bandage
  • 1 Tourniquet (CAT/SOFT/SAMS or similar)
  • 1 Chest seal (Halo or silmilar)
  • 1 pack of gauze
  • 1 hemostatic agent (Hemcon/Quickclot/Celox)
Pikes Peak Gun ClubIzaak Walton League Chapter
34450 S. Franceville Coal Mine Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80929

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September 6th, 2024 @ 7:00pm MDT

As a subject matter expert (SME) in the field of Counter Terrorism (CT) and security best practices with over 16 years of operational experience with areas of concentration and expertise in high-risk police tactics, special operations (SOF), dignitary protection (CP) and close quarters battle (CQB), Bernardo retired from active duty law enforcement in the Border Patrol. His last duty assignment was as an assaulter in a special missions unit (SMU) focusing on direct action and low visibility operations. Other law enforcement positions he had held include Federal Air Marshal service, Dignitary Protection Division (protective detail to the IDF chief of staff), Federal Law Enforcement instructor and Counter Assault Team (CAT) member within the Israeli Dignitary Protection Unit. Between direct action missions in the IDF, Border Patrol, aviation security and dignitary protection assignments, he has hundreds of operational missions in his background. For more than 10 years Bernardo mentored at-risk youth and minority populations as the founder and director “Team of Warriors”, a non-profit organization whose founding principles are unlocking leadership potential through excellence in military service. Currently, Bernardo relocated to the United States with his family. He currently serves as a law enforcement officer and holds the “certified Protection Professional” designation from ASIS. Bernardo is an Active Shooter Response Instructor through Texas State University, Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center (ALERRT). Academically he holds a BA In communications and an MA in Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism studies from Reichman University in Israel.

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