Stop the Bleed Training
May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Over the past five months the Safety & Security Committee has been actively working with our Federal, State, and local partners to strengthen the safety and security of Shaare Torah. You may have noticed a more visible safety and security presence during the high holidays or modifications to our Shabbat service procedures. While we have not received any specific threats to our synagogue community, we are working with our partners to implement best practices and lessons learned in order to maintain a safe and secure environment for all.
An important aspect of our safety and security planning involves training of our Shaare Torah community. Leading up to the high holidays we conducted training for the board, service leaders and greeters as well as those who volunteered to serve on the “Red Lanyard” Safety & Security Team. As we move into 2023, we would like to expand these training opportunities to all members of the Shaare Torah community.
In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Secure Community Network, we are offering the following courses to the Shaare Torah community:
- Stop the Bleed is a grassroots national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. No matter how fast professional emergency responders arrive, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.
- The training will be provided by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Secure Community Network.
- Date/Time: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 7:30pm
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Cost: Free
- Location: Shaare Torah – All Purpose Room
- Register for this course