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Stop the Bleed

By Michael Brooks Staff Writer     The Jackson County commissioners and County Judge Jill Sklar signed a proclamation declaring May 20 Stop the Bleed day in Jackson County.     Trauma is the leading cause of death among Americans between 1 and 44 years of age.     

Along with the proclamation, Jackson County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Voad) will host Stop the Bleed training on Wednesday, May 19. The training is free and classes will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Jackson County Services Building It will provide Jackson County citizens with the best chance of survival by educating them with the knowledge and skills to perform immediate bleeding control. Any county high school student or adult are invited to attend. No previous medical experience is needed and the first 100 participants will get a free tourniquet.     

The class will teach how to recognize life threatening bleeding, and how to intervene by packing a wound or apply a tourniquet in order to save a life.     

For more information, visit StopTheBleedTx.org


In the photo: Seated, left to right, Pct 1 Commissioner Wayne Hunt, Pct 2 Commissioner Wayne Bubela, County Judge Jill Sklar, Precinct 3 Commissioner Glenn Martin and Pct 4 Commissioner Dennis Karl. Back row, Emergency Management Coordinator Kelly Janica,Tammy Atkinson, Lindsey Lee and UFM Pastor Kelli Williamson.

Jackson County Herald Tribune

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