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Chico Firefighters Train City Staff on "Stop the Bleed" Day

It's a national day of recognition, and this year, Chico city staff members will learn essential life-saving skills that just may save someone's life some day.

Posted: Mar 30, 2018 9:35 AM
Updated: Mar 30, 2018 11:25 AM

Chico Calif.-- It could be the difference between life and death - being able to offer life saving skills for someone in need.

Friday, first responders across the country are teaching citizens medical lessons that you could use on a moments notice to stall someone's condition until medical experts arrive.

It's national Stop the Bleed Day, something that started in 2015 when emergency responders took a hard look at the tragedy where 20 children were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

They realized that the loss of life could have been prevented for many of those kids if someone could have stopped them from bleeding in time.

Typically it takes about 5 to 7 minutes before first responders can arrive to any call, and it takes just 5 minutes for a person to bleed to death.

So, if more citizens and civilians had this training, it could buy a shooting or stabbing victim the time they need to survive.

Friday the Chico fire department is distributing three kits, one at city hall, the council chambers and the fire training center.

They're training city staff and leaders how to use them and potentially save someone's life some day.

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