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Teachers participate in Emergency Services training

August 22nd, 2019 by WCBC Radio

- Teachers preparing for students return to the classroom briefly became the students today while the Allegany County Department of Emergency Services conducted ‘Stop the Bleed’ training at the Center for Career and Technical Education and Northeast Elementary School. 

 

“We conduct these classes fo educators in Allegany County so they can save the life of someone suffering from severe bleeding,” Allegany County Department of Emergency Services EMS Division Interim Chief Christopher Biggs said. “A person can bleed to death in 3-5 minutes…an ambulance likely can’t reach you in that time. You need to know how to treat yourself and others around you.”

 

Approximately 60 Allegany County Public School staff members took part in the two hour course, according to Biggs. 

 

Schools throughout the county have been provided ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits that have bandaging supplies and tourniquets, to stop the most severe bleeding. 

 

“We encourage staff and students to be familiar with where the kits are located in your school so they can be rapidly deployed in an emergency,” Biggs said

 

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