STOP THE BLEED 

MAHASKA COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

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Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent.

Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death. Similar to how the general 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 five to 10 minutes.


However, anyone at the scene can act as an immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do. Mahaska County EMA has instructors that can show you what to do when an emergency strikes.  


Are you ready to help make a difference?  Do you have a group that would like to learn more information on this amazing program?  Email us at training@mahaskarema.com  


For more information on the stop the bleed program please visitwww.bleedingcontrol.org