Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma.

A program designed to teach civilians how to stop bleeding in a trauma situation and assist the victim until emergency responders arrive on scene is being held at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center on Saturday, June 29th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon.

'Stop the Bleed’ a program of the American College of Surgeons, and sponsored by the Center for Advancement of Rural Living (CARL), is being offered around the country in an effort to improve the survival chances for victims of trauma.

The June 29th course will be taught by Certified Instructor Tristan Werner.  The course is free.  To register for the course visit carlcenter.org or call 207-492-2375.

The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following every day emergencies and man-made natural disasters.