Self Responder: Austin, TX 09/30/2023 17:00

September 30th, 2023 @ 5:00pm CST

Self Responder: Austin, TX 09/30/2023 17:00
About this event

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 – the most treatable 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.

During training you will learn how to:

  • 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
  • Administration of an Epinephrine Pen and Nasal Narcan
  • Treat for and prevent shock

The duration of this course is 4 hours.


Please thoroughly review the following website and all skills modules prior to coming to class. DEPLOYED MEDICINE SITE


IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) or at minimum:

  • Disposable Gloves
  • Face Mask (Optional)
  • Hand Sanitizer/Wipes - 1 bottle Purell, 1 package of baby wipes (or equivalent)
  • 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)
  • Ruck (or equivalent) to carry it all in
  • Photo ID


  • Refunds are permitted for this event if requested at least 30 days prior to the event date.
  • For the full Event Participant Policies please view our FAQ page.


Event Cadre

Garret Macrine (Machine)
Director of GORUCK Tactical

Garret served as a combat soldier in the Duvdevan Unit of the Israeli Defense Force, where he gained extensive combat experience from multiple operations in support of Israeli counter terrorism and national security objectives. Duvdevan is a counter terror (CT) unit specializing in urban warfare, hostage rescue, targeted assassinations and kidnapping of wanted militants throughout the West Bank, Gaza Strip and border nations. Later he provided Personnel Security Detail (PSD) for Ministry of Defense officials on high risk assignments. Also earning his masters degree in government while in Israel. Finally he served as a police officer with the Israeli national police in a low visibility police intelligence unit. After returning to the US he joined the USCG Tactical Law Enforcement Team (TACLET) and further distinguished himself by earning the Director of Homeland Security Award for his performance at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Currently he works as for the US Department of Homeland Security.

32800 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Georgetown, TX
Austin, TX
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September 30th, 2023 @ 5:00pm CST
Event Cadre

Bernardo Chernitzky

Israeli Special Forces

Israel, West Bank, Middle East

With over 16 years of operational experience, Bernardo is a subject matter expert (SME) in the field of Counter Terrorism (CT) and security best practices. His expertise covers high-risk police tactics, special operations (SOF), dignitary protection (CP) and close quarters battle (CQB).


Bernardo recently retired from active duty in a Special Operations unit of the Border Patrol, focusing on direct action and low visibility operations. He has served as a Federal Air Marshal, Personal Bodyguard to the Chief of Staff (IDF), Combat instructor and Counter Assault Team member to the Dignitary Protection Unit.


Between direct action missions in the IDF, Border Patrol, aviation security, dignitary protection assignments and other deployments on behalf of the Israeli Security Establishment, he has hundreds of operational missions in his background.


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