Four Soldiers from the 289th MP Company provided first responder care to a civilian jogger hit by a Metro Bus on Wednesday morning. Using T-shirts as tourniquets and dressings, the NCOs stabilized the casualty until EMTs arrived on the scene.

Details:
On 21AUG13, 1LT Vereen, SFC Williams, SFC Russell, and SPC Slane were running to the US Capital for PT when a civilian jogger made contact with a MetroBus. Upon witnessing the aftermath accident they sprinted to the scene to render aid. The SFC's assessed that the civilian suffered a compound fracture to his leg and possible arterial bleeding due to the amount and speed of blood loss, as well as an open head wound. They utilized t-shirts to create a make-shift tourniquet for the jogger's leg and also for a pressure dressing for the head wound. 1LT Vereen and SPC Slane conducted crowd control and assisted the SFC's. EMS arrived on scene and transported the civilian to a treatment facility. All of this activity occurred shortly
after 0700.

Two of the four Soldiers, SFC Russell and SFC Williams, received recognition in a Washington Post article available at the Related Links.