High School Future Firefighter Club Hosts Stop the Bleed Training
On Oct. 30, the Whitesboro High School Future Firefighter Club hosted Stop the Bleed training, which is meant to help bystanders become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
Seventeen people attended the training, which was taught by Kyle Beach, a member of the Schuyler Fire Department and an EMT-D at Kunkle Ambulance. Kyle graduated from Whitesboro High School in 2018 and he previously served as president of the Future Firefighter Club.
Stop the Bleed training teaches people how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and how to intervene using techniques such as applying direct pressure, wound packing and applying tourniquets.
Along with Stop the Bleed training, the Future Firefighter Club has also hosts CPR/AED certification. The next CPR/AED certification class will be held Dec. 3-5, and it’s open to any student or faculty member who is interested. You must attend all three classes to become certified.
The Future Firefighter Club is open to all students in grades 9-12 who are interested in learning more about serving their communities through fire and emergency services. Club activities are based on the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York’s (FASNY’s) Youth in the Fire Service programs. The training and educational events are designed specifically for high school students interested in emergency services, and they’re meant to illustrate the meaning of teamwork and strengthen their fire service skills and knowledge in a fun, engaging way.
Throughout the rest of the school year, the Future Firefighter Club will go on field trips to different places to show the members of the club what firefighters, EMTs, police officers and emergency dispatchers do on a daily basis, and how they all work together as part of a team of dedicated public servants.
“Today's junior firefighters-in-training are tomorrow's heroes,” said Mr. Powers, advisor of the Future Firefighter Club. “They are vital to the longevity of the volunteer fire service and the protection of our communities.”
Thank you to Kyle Beach for taking the time to teach the Future Firefighter Club and other attendees about Stop the Bleed!