Stop the Bleeding class held in Walnut Ridge

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - Members from every department in the Lawrence County Courthouse filed into a life-saving class Monday afternoon.

The Stop the Bleeding class taught participants on how to properly apply a tourniquet.

Paige Vanbrook, the Lawrence County 911 coordinator, said they decided to host a class so they would be prepared for any emergency.

"We've had several elderly people in our community come through and fall for one reason or another and this is just some extra service that we feel like we want to provide for our community because we are such a public place and we do have so many people here throughout the day and throughout the week," Vanbrook said.

The class was taught by Survival Flight for free and around 20 people were in attendance.

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