Shelby-Benona Fire Department secures Stop the Bleed license

June 10, 2024

SHELBY — The Department of Defense’s Stop the Bleed program is designed to train and equip the public to be able to treat traumatic injuries involving severe bleeding until first responders arrive.  

“We’re excited to announce that Shelby-Benona Fire Department was recently issued a Stop the Bleed educational license,” states a press release from the fire department. “We look forward to teaching our community how to Stop the Bleed.”

It is estimated that more than 30,000 lives could be saved each year if more people had this basic, straightforward, but vital training. Key to the program’s success are organizations licensed to teach the courses.

“We are also announcing that we are now part of the Stop the Bleed Coalition. The coalition is an IRS approved, tax exempt, 501(c)3 charitable organization. It was formed with a mandate to support the Stop the Bleed campaign and is the only nonprofit organization with that singular purpose.

“The mission of the Stop the Bleed Coalition is to support the Stop the Bleed campaign by providing resources that enable collaboration and cooperation between the many people and organizations working to train and equip the nation to reduce the loss of life due to traumatic bleeding.

“The coalition is licensed by the US Department of Defense to support the Stop the Bleed campaign. The coalition offers a wide variety of DOD approved services and products to the growing Stop the Bleed community and to the general public.

“Stop the Bleed is a public health initiative with support across public and private sector organizations and individuals committed to saving lives. Shelby-Benona Fire Department joins the growing public/private partnership fueling the campaign.”

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