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Asheville City Schools Staff Members are Increasing Their Safety Preparedness

After a year of collaborative planning, Asheville City Schools staff members are increasing their preparedness in handling emergency, health situations across our campuses.

     Mission Health has donated thousands of Stop The Bleed Kits for every classroom, auditorium, media center and front office in the district, as well as all 29 school buses, including all 11 Activity buses.

     Stop the Bleed (STB) is a national initiative that began in 2011 as a way to heighten the public’s awareness of, and ability to respond to, immediate life threats posed by major arterial bleeding. Stop the Bleed is intended to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to support a situation before emergency professionals arrive.

     The kits contain a military-grade tourniquet, gloves, scissors and other needed supplies, along with a step-by-step illustrated guide.

     Asheville City Schools held its first staff training on Tuesday, October 5th at Asheville High School. Staff at all of our other schools will be trained in the coming weeks.

     Thank you Mission Health for this donation of more than 3,000 Stop the Bleed kits to Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools! 

     And, if you would like to purchase your own Stop the Bleed kit for your home or vehicle, please visit