JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -The Blue and You Foundation awarded a $149, 973 grant to Stop the Bleeding Foundation.
The money will be used to train both law enforcement officers and firefighters across Arkansas and Memphis in life-saving techniques.
Each participant will attend an eight-hour course and then receive an Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) to carry on- and off-duty.
Last year STBF trained nearly 700 first responders at the federal, state and local levels.
Everything is done at no cost to the represented department.
This year’s goal is 600 officers.
Dates for the 2019 Law Enforcement and First Responder Tactical Emergency Casualty Care are Feb. 23, March 30, May 18, June 8, and Aug. 3.
All classes will be held in Jonesboro.