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Local fire departments host training for “Stop the Bleed” day

Posted at 7:16 AM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 10:26:13-04

Local fire firefighters are teaching community members on the Central Coast how to control bleeding in emergency situations.

‘Stop the Bleed’ is a national awareness campaign that encourages bystanders to become trained and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, it is possible for someone bleeding to die from blood loss in just five minutes. They say no matter how fast emergency responders are on scene, bystanders are always the first people there, and if properly trained they could help save a life.

Cal Fire and the San Luis Obispo County Fire Department are hosting a training for ‘Stop the Bleed’ day. That training takes place Thursday, May 23 at 3:15 p.m. at the Shandon High School Library.

For further details, visit this website.