photos courtesy of Ridgewood Emergency Services
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Stop the Bleed Day, a National Initiative program, held at Ridgewood Emergency Services drew an full house of interested citizens
to learn how they can be the first line of defense in helping to saving a life.
The Stop the Bleed program is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that
Ridgewood Emergency Services will actively participate in. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will be
the first on the scene. Stop the Bleed trains and empowers the bystander to stop active, life threatening bleeding. Similar to how the public learns and
performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings and tourniquets. Victims can
quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding within 5 to 10 minutes from onset.