PASCO, Wash.-- A person who is severely bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, according the Department of Homeland Security.
The department is hoping to save lives with their nationwide “Stop the Bleed” campaign.
The purpose of the campaign is to “cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives,” according to Homeland Security.
Wednesday, Pasco Fire crews will be offering training in a one hour class to instruct nurses on how to apply pressure to a wound, pack a wound, and apply a tourniquet, with the hope that people will be better able to save lives during trauma situations in between the time of an incident and the arrival of first responders.
Pasco Fire crews say this is an initiative they hope to roll out in the community.
For more information visit the Stop the Bleed Campaign web page.