Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues, Inc. (RISC)

RISC is dedicated to promoting the safety of freelance journalists in combat zones. We provide first aid training to freelance journalists working in all media - photography, print and broadcast - to mitigate the many threats they face to their physical security while on the job. Our name reflects our hope that freelance reporters trained in first aid will be able to treat not only their own wounds in the field, but also those of their colleagues, until they are able to reach professional medical care. It is our goal to make first aid training and preparedness an industry norm, like having a flak jacket and helmet, for freelance journalists working in combat zones.

RISC trainees learning how to stop the bleeding

RISC trainees learning how to stop the bleeding
According to U.S. military research, the #1 most common preventable death on the battlefield is hemorrhage. Learning how to slow or stop the bleeding from a wound is a major focus of the RISC course. (view small | med | large | orig)

RISC trainee practicing chest needle decompression

RISC trainee practicing chest needle decompression
RISC trainees are taught how to decompress a chest wound with a needle to prevent tension pneumothorax, a fatal condition caused by gunshot or shrapnel wounds to the chest cavity. (view small | med | large | orig)

Train 24 Freelance War Reporters in First Aid

Train 24 Freelance War Reporters in First Aid
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Alums Rick Findler & Benjamin Hall in Somalia

Alums Rick Findler & Benjamin Hall in Somalia
Photo from Progress Report 'RISC heads to Eastern Europe amid chaos in Ukraine' (view small | med | large | orig)

Kits for Kosovo provided by Combat Medical Systems

Kits for Kosovo provided by Combat Medical Systems
Photo from Progress Report 'RISC heads to Eastern Europe amid chaos in Ukraine' (view small | med | large | orig)
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