Pharr EMS to Partner with Area Hospitals and Agencies to Host Stop the Bleed Event on Thur., 5/19 at 8 am

Pharr, Texas – The City of Pharr and Pharr EMS will be partnering with area hospitals and local agencies to host a “Stop the Bleed” event. May 2022 is recognized as National Stop the Bleed Month. During this month, everyone is encouraged to learn the basic skills necessary to control bleeding from accidents and injuries.

The Trauma Regional Advisory Council (TRAC-V) is partnering with to provide free Stop the Bleed training to the citizens of the Rio Grande Valley. The free training will be offered all day on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Pharr EMS Headquarters (3001 S. Cage Blvd) in Pharr for the general public. A total of 7 free classes will be offered at the following times: 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm. Register today at[3kTkdr7].

“The City of Pharr and Pharr EMS are proud to partner with our local hospitals and agencies to provide this critical life-saving skill to our community and emergency care personnel,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. “This is an important skill for everyone to know and we highly encourage anyone interested to register and participate in this free event,” he added.

Victims can die quickly from uncontrolled bleeding, within 5 to 10 minutes. By learning the proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets, everyone can help save a life during these critical minutes.

Partnering agencies include the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, DHR Health, South Texas Health Systems – McAllen, Rio Grande Regional Hospital, The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center (DHHC), Trauma Regional Advisory Council-V, UT Health Rio Grande Valley, and Prime Healthcare.

All media and the public are invited to attend.

WHAT:  Stop the Bleed Free Classes
WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2022 beginning at 8 am
WHERE: Pharr EMS Headquarters (3001 S. Cage Blvd, Pharr, TX 78577)