Tuesday Training – On Tuesday, October 27th, several officers partook in a department-wide mandatory 8-hour training block covering tourniquet and chest seal applications along with case law, vehicle stop safety and other topics. This training expands on their knowledge from an earlier training this year of 1st-Aid/CPR and is part of a 24-hour training block.
Due to proactively patrolling and rapid mobility capabilities, officers are oftentimes first on scene for CPR and certain serious injury related calls. During a triple-shooting on October 10th, Tukwila officers utilized tourniquets and chest seals to provide 1st-aid to victims suffering serious life-threatening injuries as a result of gunshot wounds. This is one of several incidents this year where officers have successfully applied techniques that they have learned in training to assist with life saving efforts.