The North Hudson Fire Unions Charitable Foundation has teamed up with the Union City Police Department and EMS to provide free, Stop the Bleed training classes for employees of the North Hudson Community Action Corporation in Union City. Basically, the members of the regional fire department in North Hudson have raised money for the Foundation in order to teach these workers what to do in the event of a tragic incident…a mass shooting, an auto accident, whatever it may be…to stop the bleeding of a victim until trained, medical personnel can arrive on the scene.
Given the rise in active shooter incidents across the country in recent years, this training can be an invaluable resource in keeping someone alive. We all know every second counts.
The company, in this case, NHCAC, were given Stop the Bleed kits on Friday following their training session with all the necessary equipment to help a victim until EMS arrives. The kits contain the exact same tools firefighters, police and EMS personnel have.
Friday’s class was the first, but not the last. The Foundation’s trained personnel will be going to schools, businesses, and houses of worship around Union City and other North Hudson municipalities to train people to Stop the Bleed and help to save lives.