By WVUA 23 Web Writer Nikki Lazzara Around the cou

first_imgBy WVUA 23 Web Writer Nikki LazzaraAround the country, March 31 is recognized as “stop the bleed” day. Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue will be holding training sessions to “stop the bleed” from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the courtyard in Midtown Village on McFarland Boulevard.Those looking to participate can get hands on training in how to stop the bleeding from a wound, and how to care for it until first responders arrive.EMS Prevention Officer Blake Squires of Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue stressed the importance of knowing how to treat any wound.“When you’re bleeding out, you can bleed out in as little as five minutes. So even at the best response time, five minutes is pushing the limit to getting first responders on the scene. So it just helps to know how to help your own family, help yourself, help your community,” said Squires.This year is the first time that Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue will offer this event to the general public.last_img

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