Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she is partnering with local fire department representatives to host six Stop the Bleed courses across the Mohawk Valley. Buttenschon encourages residents to attend one of the courses, which aim to train bystanders on how to help in a bleeding emergency before first responders arrive to the scene.

“A medical emergency can happen anywhere at any time, and knowing how to take action and help someone who has been severely injured can make a lifesaving difference,” Buttenschon said. “The Stop the Bleed campaign has taught over 1 million individuals how to provide immediate care before professional help can arrive, and offering this program here in the Mohawk Valley will help ensure bystanders are prepared if faced with this type of life-or-death situation.[1] I urge residents to take advantage of this important learning opportunity that will help make our region a safer place to live.”

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign that trains, equips and empowers citizens to provide assistance in a bleeding emergency before first responders arrive. While it’s critical to call for professional help, those nearest to an individual with a life-threatening injury are in the best position to quickly stop the bleeding if they have the proper training, Buttenschon noted.

Buttenschon invites constituents to join her at one of the following Stop the Bleed courses:

  • Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.
    Frankfort Hill Fire Company
    2235 Albany Road
  • Thursday, March 5 at 5 p.m.
    Rome Fire Department1
    58 Black River Blvd.
  • Monday, March 9 at 5 p.m.
    Oriskany Fire Department
    708 Utica St.
  • Thursday, March 12 at 5 p.m.
    Utica Fire Department
    552 Bleecker St.
  • Thursday, March 19 at 5 p.m.
    New York Mills Fire Department
    1 Maple St.
    New York Mills
  • Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m.
    Whitesboro Fire Department
    171 Oriskany Blvd.

Residents can RSVP by visiting or calling 315-732-1055. To learn more about the Stop the Bleed campaign, go to



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