LA CROSSE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Nurses in La Crosse schools are becoming better equipped to treat serious injuries. The La Crosse Fire Department provided “stop the bleed training” yesterday morning.

EMS specialists taught nurses how to use bleeding control kits, which contain tools to slow heavy blood flow. The fire department recently purchased a pair of kits for La Crosse’s two high schools and would like to put at least one in each of the school district’s buildings. 

“This is just a huge step to ensuring more safety, health and wellness, and community resiliency through being prepared, having the tools and the knowledge to deal with emergencies that deal with bleeding, that deal with hemorrhage.” The school district currently has bleeding control kits in each high school. The fire department is collaborating with Gundersen tri-state ambulance on the “stop the bleed” initiative.