Stop the Bleed – Several Places Remain in the Bedford Fire Department’s January 16 Course


By Julie McCay Turner

While more than a dozen residents are already registered for the Bedford Fire Department’s Stop the Bleed training on January 16, the class has room for more participants.

“Please tell the community that there is room for them, and we can move to a larger room if necessary,” Chief David Grunes said today. Bedford’s first Stop the Bleed course is scheduled for 7 pm on Wednesday, January 16, and pre-registration is necessary.

To register, contact Captain Mark Sullivan. (781) 275 – 5266 ext 103 or email Originally created under the aegis of the Department of Homeland Security, the January 16 course will be taught by Bedford’s paramedics and firefighters.

Deaths through uncontrolled bleeding can occur while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive at an accident scene. Bystanders trained in the use of tourniquets and compression techniques can step in and affect a patient’s outcome after an industrial accident, an automobile crash, or a hostile event.

While none of us chooses to witness a life-or-death situation, being prepared for an emergency is both a personal strength and a humanitarian gift.

Click this link to read more about STOP THE BLEED training in Bedford.

Editor’s Note: Fire Chief David Grunes and Captain Mark Sullivan welcome conversation with local organizations or businesses interested in further information on Stop the Bleed or ASHER ~ Active Shooter and Hostile Event Response courses. Call the Fire Department’s non-emergency line, 781-275-5266, ext. 103 to investigate the possibilities.

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