Still time to register for Stop the Bleed

To: News Editors

Marshfield Fire and
Rescue Department
514 E. 4th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
(715) 486-2093 (Office)

Still time to Register for Stop the Bleed

Mass shootings, bombings and work place injuries are just a few ways that cause life threatening bleeding. If you or someone near you were injured and bleeding, would you know how to help in an emergency situation?

We are holding a “Stop the Bleed” program every Wednesday in May and are inviting the
public to a 1-hour training program at the Fire Department. Registration can be done one
day before any class at the Fire Department or by contacting Deputy Chief Steve Bakos at

The "Stop the Bleed" program was created to teach people how to stop major bleeding and
help save lives. Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 where 20 children and six adults were killed at the school, several groups were brought together with a goal of finding a way to help minimize the loss of life. This action was the start of a national
program that is meant to teach everybody how to stop major bleeding.

Unfortunately, shootings in the work place and in schools have become all too common in our society, and they all have one thing in common - nearly all of the people that died in these incidents died because they bled to death. First responders are only minutes away in our area, yet without immediate action by people on scene it is possible that victims could bleed to death before first responders even arrive.