Susquehanna Valley EMS and the East Hempfield Police Department will offer a free Stop the Bleed event for all area educators and staff in Lancaster and Lebanon counties April 7 at the Lancaster Lebanon IU 13, 1020 New Holland Ave., Lancaster.

Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Participants will learn what to do in an active-shooter situation, how to triage, and how to provide immediate care to someone with life-threatening injuries.

Officer Chad Nagle of the East Hempfield Township Police Department and Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team will review “run, hide, and fight” techniques.

Susquehanna Valley EMS personnel will demonstrate how to provide immediate care to someone who is injured. Participants will learn how to properly apply pressure to a wound, pack a wound, and use a tourniquet to stop others’ bleeding as well as their own.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security initiated the Stop the Bleed campaign following the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in December 2012.

For more information about the Stop the Bleed event or to register, visit Susquehanna Valley EMS’s education page at or call (717) 435-8101.

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