Granby Ambulance Association offers the nationally recognized Stop the Bleed program for students, parents, or anyone who wants to learn basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation. A bystander's ability to quickly step in before first responders arrive may make a difference between life and death for an injured person. Learn what you can do. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required; space is limited. Program appropriate for adults and youth ages 12 and older.
Register ONLINE or call 860.844.5275.
UPDATE: March 17, 10:00 AM This program is canceled and will be rescheduled at a later time.
IMPORTANT: Governor Lamont declared a state of emergency Tuesday, March 10, and this will impact certain programs and activities offered by the Library. Attendees who registered in advance for programs will receive an email alert regarding program changes. Program updates are also posted on the Library's website and Facebook page.
Also note: Although registration is currently full for this second Stop the Bleed session, please register and put your name on the wait list for two reasons. First - people's plans are always changing and you may find you move up on the list, and second - Library staff are working to schedule a third Stop the Bleed session and having your contact info allows us to contact you directly to offer a spot before the session is advertised to the general public.
About the presenter:
Kate Coupe has been a volunteer with Granby Ambulance Association (GAA) since 1997 wearing many hats over the years: EMT, Paramedic, Instructor, Board Member, and Chief. While working one on one with patients and families in their time of need is one of her most rewarding roles, teaching other emergency service professionals and community members how to provide life saving interventions is a close second. Kate is a lifelong resident of Granby, graduating from GMHS in 1999, and earning her Bachelor of Science in EMS Management from Springfield College in 2003. In addition to serving the Granby communities, she has been a medical specialist for the CT Urban Searcu and Rescue team, worked in Hartford and Bloomfield as a Paramedic, was a firefighter for the Lost Acres and East Hartland Volunteer Fire Departments, and is currently a full time crash-rescue Firefighter/Paramedic for the Bradley International Airport Fire Department. When off duty, Kate enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her nephew.
Feel free to contact Kate at [email protected] for any training questions or check, and like, the Granby Ambulance Association Facebook page.