Author: Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D.

By PoliceOne Staff

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security is offering a grant to prepare high school students for mass casualty events through training.

The Hill reported that the $1.8 million School-Age Trauma Training grant aims to train teens on how to “assist victims with traumatic injuries” in emergency situations before responders arrive.

The grant description says students would learn how to stop uncontrolled bleeding, which it cites as the “number one cause of preventable death from trauma,” by “using materials readily found at an incident or worn by the victim and citizen responders.”

The training will be funded by the grant over three years in three different phases. Grant awardees are also expected to continue training after funding runs out.

Applications are being accepted until Aug. 27.

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