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Stop the Bleed Training: Empowering the Community to Save Lives

Last Updated on May 22, 2023 at 3:07pm | Communications Office
Garrett County Emergency Services is pleased to announce a public Stop the Bleed training class as part of the ongoing EMS Week celebrations. This invaluable training program aims to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to stop life-threatening bleeding in emergency situations.
The class will take place on May 25th at 6:30pm, located at the Emergency Operations Center at 32 Outfitters Way in McHenry.

In the event of a traumatic injury, every second counts. Properly trained bystanders can make a significant difference in saving lives before professional help arrives. Stop the Bleed is a nationwide campaign designed to empower individuals to become immediate responders and provide critical bleeding control until medical professionals can take over.

During this hands-on training session, participants will learn essential techniques, including how to apply direct pressure, pack a wound, and use a tourniquet effectively. Expert instructors from Garrett County Emergency Services will guide participants through realistic scenarios, teaching them how to quickly assess the situation and take appropriate action.

"Stop the Bleed training is a crucial skill that can save lives in emergency situations," said Wayne Tiemersma, EMS Chief, Garrett County Emergency Services. "We are excited to offer this public class during EMS Week, as it aligns perfectly with our mission to enhance community safety and well-being. By training individuals with the tools to stop life-threatening bleeding, we can make a significant impact on survival rates."

This class is open to everyone, regardless of prior medical knowledge or experience. Walk-in participants are welcome, and there is no cost to attend. However, due to limited seating, interested individuals are encouraged to arrive early to secure their spot.

Details at a Glance:
What: Stop the Bleed Training
When: May 25th, 6:30pm
Where: 32 Outfitters Way, McHenry, MD 21541
Contact: Garrett County Emergency Services, 301-334-7619
By participating in the Stop the Bleed training, you can become a vital link in the chain of survival. Together, let's empower our community and save lives.