JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Tuesday night, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune administered the “Stop the Bleed” course for volunteer firefighters from several area volunteer fire departments.
Over 30 volunteer firefighters and two citizens attended the free training and are now certified in Onslow County.
“Stop The Bleed” is a national campaign that promotes teaching life-saving techniques in the event of a traumatic injury. During the class, non-medical professionals are taught how to provide care until an emergency responder arrives on the scene.
These are departments we work with on a daily basis for structure fires or vehicle entrapments so it gives us an opportunity to get to know each other, work with each other and train with each other.WILLIAM SNYDER, ASSISTANT CHIEF, SOUTHWEST VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune personnel have helped teach “Stop The Bleed” to approximately 4,800 people.
Anybody that we can get to to teach we try to get out into the community to teach these life-saving skills.LEAH GRAVES, RN / TRAUMA NURSE COORDINATOR NMCCL