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Many FAS students have asked for training in physically surviving the immediate aftermath of a deadly force attack. What can be done to staunch life-threatening blood loss and similar injuries after you have stopped the attack against you or against a loved one or companion?

This one-day class will cover many aspects of First Aid as specifically applied to these concern. The program begins with an introduction to the mindset for seeing traumatic injuries and breaking the tunnel vision so you can treat those injuries. We will cover safety for you and your patients, be that yourself or another person. We will also cover the legality of those actions.

You learn to recognize injuries and triage them by severity and treat them without wasting precious time. You will get to see and use equipment that is cutting edge for trauma care. This class will not only help you but your family also as injuries can occur anytime and anywhere.

Class Dates:
March 16, 2014
November 8, 2014 


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 About the instructor--

Frank DeYoung has been a paramedic for over 10 years, beginning his foray into emergency medicine as an EMT in Lewis County, WA quickly choosing to pursue paramedic training, and he now works full time as paramedic/firefighter for a community north of Seattle. After 9-11-01, he joined the Navy Reserves, going in as a Corpsman, but eventually deploying as a tactical craft coxswain. An avid shooter and hunter, Frank is also involved in teaching other Firearms Academy classes, as well.


Do you know how to defend your handgun against a large, aggressive attacker, or what to do if a street thug sticks a gun in your face during an assault and threatens to blow your head off? Once you complete this class, you will know exactly what to do.

One of the prevailing arguments against civilian armed defense is the notion that "you will just have the gun taken away from you," especially regarding women and firearms. This intensive eight-hour seminar teaches techniques that are the same as those taught to law enforcement personnel throughout the nation, techniques that allow you to control your weapon, even in a struggle with an adversary who is much bigger and stronger than you. A discussion on disparity of force issues centered around when an armed individual may be justified in shooting an unarmed attacker is included.

THESE TECHNIQUES WORK, even for small people against large attackers, using leverage instead of strength to retain your handgun or disarm your attacker. Training exercises undertaken with inert castings of pistols, supplied for the class by the Academy. Due to the sensitive nature of the material learned, we must require a valid state-issued Concealed Weapons Permit, police or military ID or other background check prior to participation in this course.

Class Dates:
March 22, 2014
November 9, 2014


Tuition includes one free retake of this class to perfect skills and 1/2 price retakes thereafter to maintain skills

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