Mile Bluff receives grant to secure 'Stop the Bleed' training kit

In response to increased gun violence and mass casualty events in the country, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security created ‘Stop the Bleed,’ a national campaign to help improve survival from life-threatening bleeding.

‘Stop the Bleed’ is an awareness campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives. It is also a call-to-action. 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. ‘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.

Thanks to a $1,000 grant from Wal-Mart, Mile Bluff was able to purchase a ‘Stop the Bleed’ training kit. With the kit, Mile Bluff will be able to train hospital staff members, high school students, community members and groups.

‘Stop the Bleed’ continues to empower the general public to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency, by teaching them the basic techniques of bleeding control.

If you would like more information about ‘Stop the Bleed’ training, call 608-847-6161, and ask for the Education Department.