The Arizona Mining Association (AMA), a non-profit trade organization, sponsored a MobilizeNOW event in January to empower a local mining community to save lives with the Mobilize Rescue App and Individual Public Access Kits (iPAKs). In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop the Bleed and Until Help Arrives initiatives, organizations like the AMA are hosting MobilizeNOW events because of the award-winning Mobilize Rescue App’s ability to empower communities quickly and effectively.
"At Resolution Copper, we pride ourselves on putting the safety and wellbeing of people first, and that includes not only our employees and contractors but also our surrounding communities,” said Andrew Lye, Project Director at Resolution Copper and a member of the AMA. "Sponsoring the MobilizeNOW program has been an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment to safety and health in a way that benefits our neighbors by helping to make our schools safer.”
About twenty-five participants from area schools and businesses received a code to download the award-winning Mobilize Rescue App and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and CPR training. Led by Guy Gioeli, Mobilize Rescue’s Director of Training & Education, participants learned how to navigate the ‘just-in-time-training’ Mobilize Rescue App to apply a tourniquet, pack a wound with combat gauze, and provide CPR.
"My department attendee came away with excellent information and an understanding and respect for the step by step trauma and emergency information provided,” said Shannon Weber, the Director of Transportation at Florence Unified School District #1.
Since studies have shown that the effectiveness of CPR/AED training decreases over time, with 92% of participants failing a skills exam one year after training, having an app that provides a ‘refresher course’ during an emergency provides a valuable fail-safe for educators working with students with unknown medical problems. The Mobilize Rescue System has been implemented by federal and law enforcement agencies, security and investigations agencies, K-12 schools and universities, public and private organizations, and has already been used to manage multiple medical emergencies across the country.
"Our team understands the critical importance of being able to respond quickly and effectively in an emergency,” said Lye. "We're pleased to play a role in making a new safety tool and training available in local schools.
About the AMA
Formed in 1965, the AMA was created to support sound public policy toward the mining industry and continues to push for safe, responsible, and economic public policy but also works diligently to educate Arizona residents on the state’s thriving mining industry.Community outreach is a primary component of the AMA’s goals and objectives.