Brick Schools Get A Safety Lesson From EMS

Photo courtesy Brick Township Police

BRICK – Brick schools staff learned how to use life-saving stop-bleeding kits during their professional training day Oct. 8.

Brick Township EMS provided training as part of the Stop the Bleed campaign, developed by the American College of Surgeons. Topics included CPR, bleeding control, AED training and emergency patient moving.

The campaign was started in 2015. Uncontrolled bleeding is one of the top causes of preventable deaths. The program teaches the general public basic bleeding control techniques.

Each school will be equipped with a bleeding control kit.

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Ocean County native Jennifer Peacock is a community journalist and photographer. She’s written for weekly and daily newspapers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia for more than 20 years. Readers can contact her at jpeacock@jerseyshoreonline.com.