Firefighters prepare teachers to help victims of active shooter incident


No one wants to think about the reality of a mass casualty event during a school day but it is an unfortunate possibility, no matter where you live. For victims of an active shooter or similarly violent event, the best chance of survival comes from controlling blood loss. So Washington Township firefighters wanted to focus on this aspect of care when educating Dublin teachers about what to do to help victims until paramedics arrive. In early May, Washington Township held bleeding control training sessions for representatives in every school district building and shared in the cost of purchasing the supplies needed to provide one bleeding control response bag for each school. Battalion Chief Mike Riebel led the project and the training.