Free Class Announcement

The Fairview Heights Police Department is happy to announce our next Stop the Bleed class.  Mark your calendars for June 13th from 6-8 p.m. at the police department.

The class is free and open to anyone who may want to learn how to properly use a tourniquet and stop the bleeding.

The program was developed in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, CT to enhance survival odds of a mass casualty event.   It was created by the Hartford Consensus, which consisted of a group of trauma surgeons, law enforcement, emergency medical professionals, and other private partners.

Properly educating the public on tourniquet usage and addressing wound care has greatly improved the chances of surviving hemorrhaging wounds.

To read more follow the links provided:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/08/turning-bystanders-into-first-responders

https://asc.army.mil/web/news-alt-amj19-stop-the-bleed-the-simple-art-of-saving-lives/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usaascweb+%28Army+AL%26T+News%29

https://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/2019/02/teachers-taught-blood-control-techniques-in-case-of-shooting.html

You can message us through our Facebook page or call (618) 489-2158 to reserve your seat.  The class is limited to 30 participants so contact us today!  Each participant will go home with a free tourniquet like the one we issue our officers.