Darien EMS-Post 53  will hold four training classes as part of the first-ever national Stop the Bleed Day on March 31, teaching bleeding control basics. Stop the Bleed day is a national initiative started by the White House with the American College of Surgeons to empower civilians to be able to provide immediate intervention and bleeding control to a victim of traumatic injury. The event will take place at the Darien Y, 2420 Post Road, Darien, with classes starting every hour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The campaign is designed to address the most common cause of preventable trauma death in the United States: uncontrolled bleeding. “Twenty percent of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control,” said Nancy Herling, Director of Post 53. “It is more and more critical that our residents be trained to help save a friend or neighbor in the event of an emergency, large or small. Our goal is to prepare the community of Darien to act in the terrible event that action is necessary.”

This event is open to all and admission is free.

Stop the Bleed: More than 16,000 registered instructors will participate in this grassroots effort by leading more than 600 courses in the United States on or around March 31, with additional course offerings in other countries.

Founded in 1970, Post 53 provides emergency medical services to the Darien community at the highest level of excellence, using Darien High School students, adult volunteers and paramedics.  The members of Post 53 are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest level of training and skill in providing pre-hospital care and transport to the citizens of Darien.  Post 53 is recognized locally and nationally as one of the finest emergency ambulance services in the United States, for its consistently high quality of pre-hospital emergency care.