Lancaster City Schools trains teachers, administrative staff on “Stop The Bleed”
- Lancaster City Schools’ teachers and administrative staff are participating in a nationwide program on bleeding control and tourniquet use. The American College of Surgeons Stop the Bleed campaign is designed to make the nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. Lancaster City Schools’ commitment to instruct all teachers and staff on Stop the Bleed is the largest class to ever occur in Central Ohio.
“Our district is committed to the health and safety of all,” said Steve Wigton, LCS Superintendent. “Stop the Bleed training is another tool our employees can add to their toolbox in order to uphold his commitment.”
Stop the Bleed trains participants on recognizing life-threatening bleeding, how to intervene effectively, and the three quick actions necessary to control serious bleeding.
Stop the Bleed trainings in Fairfield County are sponsored by the Fairfield County Health Coalition and funded through grants provided by the Central Ohio Trauma System and Columbus Medical Association. Trainings are provided by county-wide medical professionals, many from the Lancaster Fire Department.
“Stop the Bleed is one of the single most important forms of outreach we are involved in,” said John Kochis, Director of Fairfield County Emergency Management. “This class is literally teaching teachers how to save lives.”