Campaign Teaches Campus to Stop the Bleed
One of the most common causes of preventable death after traumatic injury is uncontrolled bleeding, and now because of a new program on campus, St. John Fisher College students, faculty, and staff can receive the training to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders arrive.
The training program, called Stop the Bleed, is being offered by the Office of Safety and Security. A national campaign created by the Hartford Consensus, Stop the Bleed was designed to bring law enforcement and civilians together to prevent the loss of life from tragic events.
Al Camp, fire and life safety officer who is spearheading the campaign at Fisher, said the skills learned in the training could be called upon in a variety of incidents, including construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, or severe cuts on glass, like a window or door. Off campus, the skills could be called into use in the event of camping accidents, motor boat injuries, or other forms of trauma resulting in a serious bleed.
Camp said Fisher is one of the first colleges in the Rochester area to implement this program. Multiple training sessions have already taken place, with more than 100 people in the College community receiving it. Training sessions run for about an hour to an hour and a half depending on class size.
“It's one more educational opportunity for our campus community - a life skill that hopefully will not be needed but if called, they will be prepared,” said Camp.
Students, faculty, or staff interested in the program can email Camp at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a training session.