PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — Sacred Heart Hospital held a free bleeding control course on Friday.
The class trained people on how to stop someone from bleeding out when an emergency happens.
It began after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012.
The course is designed to educate the public on mass casualty incidents and everyday accidents.
"We went through the use of tourniquets of compression and packing wounds. All different techniques used. and an incident if you're in a situation where someone's bleeding from a shooting or an accident, car accident any type of situation where someone has severe bleeding where someone can provide first responder care,” explained Dr. Eric Roberts.
The course is part of the Stop the Bleed campaign. It was started by the Department of Homeland Security.