July 7th, 2022 – The Town of Islip’s Public Safety Division has been working with all Town departments to increase situational awareness among employees. Recently, full-time, part-time and seasonal employees throughout the Town’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs participated in two important staff training exercises- “Active Shooter Training” and “Stop the Bleed.”
“We have the ability to provide important training for our permanent full-time and part-time staff, and wanted to bring this level of training to our seasonal employees as well,” said Tony Prudenti, Commissioner, Town of Islip Public Safety.
Stop the Bleed instructors from Good Samaritan Hospital taught the class to Town employees.
Through the STOP THE BLEED® course, participants gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. According to the STOP THE BLEED website, the person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most likely to save him or her. The purpose of the STOP THE BLEED campaign is to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. This preparation is being done by raising awareness and teaching people how to learn three quick actions to control serious bleeding. For more information, visit www.stopthebleedcoalition.org
“It is our intent to be certain that all of our employees are well equipped to handle any emergency,” said Supervisor Carpenter.