BAR HARBOR — John Lennon, assistant chief of the Bar Harbor Police Department, will lead a Stop the Bleed class at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, May 2, at 6 p.m.
The class will teach the basics of bleeding control and how to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person. Participants will learn how to use tourniquets and other techniques to control bleeding.
The Stop the Bleed campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council staff at The White House under the Obama administration. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life-threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and manmade and natural disasters.
This class is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Call the Jesup at 288-4245 or sign up at the front desk.