TRAA kicks off Stop the Bleed campaign

Three Rivers Ambulance Authority is joining the nationwide stop the bleed training program and awareness campaign. This time anyone can be a part of their mission to help people experiencing a bleeding emergency with the new kits.

Posted: Nov 27, 2018 6:34 PM
Updated: Nov 28, 2018 6:28 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Soon every place of employment, school, and church will have these kits so everyone will know what to do in emergency situations.

"We see so much tragedy today. You know they can only do so much and be only so many places, so if we can be of assistance and we know what to do, it'll be that much easier and lives would be helped. Yes," Marjorie Eubanks- Brown said.

Starting today, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority is providing kits to help stop the bleeding in the event of car accidents, shootings, stabbings, and other life threatening situations. It's part of a national campaign.

Here and across the country, emergency personnel will be conducting training so anyone can learn to save a life.

"In the kits we contain a curl ex gauze you can use for packing wounds. We have gauze pads that can be used to apply direct pressure. There are gloves in there, and then there's also a tourniquet that we'll train you how to use." Ben Goldberry, Director of Clinical Services said.

The trainings will be free in the coming months.

Each group of ten people who participate will receive bleeding control kits that will include those items.

"Just like bystander CPR has saved so many lives over the years, it's been found around the country in active shooter situations, and mass casualties, this severe bleeding is a preventable cause of death. People taking action can save lives," Goldberry said.

The Three Rivers Ambulance Authority have updated their website so you can sign up to receive the training.
You pick the day and time and they will come to you.

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