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National Stop the Bleed day on March 31

National Stop the Bleed day on March 31

(Clayton, NJ) -- Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Deputy Director Giuseppe (Joe) Chila announced today that the Gloucester County Emergency Medical Service (GCEMS) will be hosting a free course to promote National Stop the Bleed Day on March 31. 

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "This free two-hour course will inform the public on what to do in an emergency such as a car accident, shooting, or any other trauma where someone may be suffering from uncontrolled bleeding such as skills needed to recognize life-threatening bleeding, apply a tourniquet, and how to pack and bandage a wound."

Freeholder Director Giuseppe (Joe) Chila said, “Giving our residents access to this important training helps ensure that in times of need, someone will be able to step in and offer assistance.”

“This course will teach residents how to react in a situation that may have caused trauma to an individual and will teach them how to stop uncontrollable bleeding until EMS or any sort of medical professional is able to arrive on the scene,” said Chila, who is also the Freeholder Liaison to GCEMS. 

The two-hour course will be offered on March 31 from 9 to 11 a.m. and again from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gloucester County EMS office at 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton, NJ 08312. The course is open to the public with no emergency response experience or training required.

Registration is required and is available at

For more information call (856-307-7120).