Trained to Save Lives

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In accordance with Three Village’s proactive approach to safety and security, nearly 30 members of the district’s administrative staff recently took part in a Department of Homeland Security program called Stop the Bleed.

Through the national initiative, district representatives worked with Stony Brook Hospital’s Trauma Center and the Setauket Fire District to learn and practice lifesaving techniques and strategies to enhance a victim’s survival. These included how to properly apply tourniquets as well as dress and pack a wound. Throughout the workshop, the presenters stressed the importance of acting quickly during an emergency and how to secure a situation until trained medical responders arrive.

“The district is extremely grateful to have this opportunity to partner with high-quality professionals and learn techniques that would prove to be lifesaving in an emergency,” said Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Pedisich. “Three Village is committed to empowering our staff with this important approach to help ensure the safety and security of our school community.”

The district plans to offer the training to all staff members in the near future.