WVEMS Featured in the News!

Our own WVEMS Field Coordinator, Mike Garnett was featured in the news in Montgomery County with the Stop the Bleed national awareness campaign! You can see the news story here: http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/More-Stop-The-Bleed-training-to-be-offered-in-Montgomery-County-478337483.html 

Launched in 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46.

You can find more information on the Stop the Bleed Awareness Campain by clicking here or you can contact our office!

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