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Pleasant Hills Middle Schoolers learn how to "Stop the Bleed"

Kristina Serafini
| Friday, March 9, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Pleasant Hills Middle Schooler received a lesson in first aid during a “Stop the Bleed” training session after school March 7.

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students divided into five groups and worked with Baldwin EMS and Pleasant Hills police to learn how to use tourniquets and apply pressure and dressing to wounds.

“Stop the Bleed” was launched in 2015 by the White House and serves as a national awareness campaign to encourage bystanders to become trained in how to help during a bleeding emergency.

Baldwin EMS Assistant Chief Brian McCaffrey talks to Pleasant Hills Middle School students during a 'Stop the Bleed' training program at the school Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
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Baldwin EMS Assistant Chief Brian McCaffrey talks to Pleasant Hills Middle School students during a 'Stop the Bleed' training program at the school Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Seventh-grader Kaden Bowytz participates in a 'Stop the Bleed' training program under the supervision of Pleasant Hills police officer Matt Plunkett at Pleasant Hills Middle School on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
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Seventh-grader Kaden Bowytz participates in a 'Stop the Bleed' training program under the supervision of Pleasant Hills police officer Matt Plunkett at Pleasant Hills Middle School on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Sixth-grader Stephan Mirtchev practices using a tourniquet under the supervision EMT Nick Halkias during a 'Stop the Bleed' training program at Pleasant Hills Middle School on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
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Sixth-grader Stephan Mirtchev practices using a tourniquet under the supervision EMT Nick Halkias during a 'Stop the Bleed' training program at Pleasant Hills Middle School on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Sixth-grader Brayden Haskins practices using a tourniquet on an EMT during a 'Stop the Bleed' training program at Pleasant Hills Middle School on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
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Sixth-grader Brayden Haskins practices using a tourniquet on an EMT during a 'Stop the Bleed' training program at Pleasant Hills Middle School on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
A student practices using a tourniquet on Baldwin EMT Nick Halkias during a 'Stop the Bleed' training program at Pleasant Hills Middle School on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
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A student practices using a tourniquet on Baldwin EMT Nick Halkias during a 'Stop the Bleed' training program at Pleasant Hills Middle School on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
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