TUCSON, Ariz. — TUCSON, Ariz.-- Average citizens are training to become first responders in Tucson Thursday as part of a national campaign called "Stop the Bleed."
A group called ICSAVE hosted the class. Organizers say bystanders are critical in the minutes before emergency help arrives, and anyone can be trained to save a life.
"We're training them to be immediate responders," Bruce Whitney of ICSAVE said. "So when we talk about significant hemorrhage -- people can bleed out in as little as five minutes."
ICSAVE conducts several classes a week for anyone who wants to learn. For more information, visit their website.