Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services will be offering a “Stop the Bleed” class on Saturday, March 31st, at the Cherokee County Fire Training Center, located at 3985 Holly Springs Parkway, just south of Holly Springs, from 1 PM until 3 PM.
Sgt. Nate Sullivan, a Cherokee County firefighter, will be the instructor for the class. According to Nate, “The Stop the Bleed program trains, equips and empowers the bystander to stop active, life threatening bleeding. You are the first link in the chain of survival.”
The Stop the Bleed class was formed approximately four months after 26 people were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, when the American College of Surgeons called a meeting of senior leaders in the communities of medicine, law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire-rescue, and the military in Hartford to discuss ways of assisting the injured. Dubbed the Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Intentional Mass-Casualty and Active Shooter Events, the group was tasked with generating policies that would improve victim survivability at future traumatic events.
If you are interested in taking the class, please go to this link to sign up:
The class is open to the general public.