Marshfield Fire & Rescue to host Stop the Bleed sessions
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – If you or someone near you were injured and bleeding, would you know how to help in an emergency situation?
Marshfield Fire & Rescue is hosting a “Stop the Bleed” program every Wednesday in May. The public is invited to participate in this one-hour training program.
The “Stop the Bleed” program was created to teach people how to stop major bleeding and help save lives. Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in 2012 where 20 children and six adults were killed at the school, several groups were brought together with a goal of finding a way to help minimize the loss of life. This action was the start of a national program to educate the public on how to stop major bleeding.
First responders are only minutes away in the Marshfield area, yet without immediate action by people on scene it is possible that victims could bleed to death before first responders even arrive.
All classes will take place at the fire department facilities. To register, contact Deputy Chief Steve Bakos at 715-486-2093.