Agencies come together to give training to 'Stop the Bleed'

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Springfield, Mo. -- A national campaign called "Stop the Bleed" is taking place in communities throughout the country today to better prepare the general public to save lives whether it's a mass casualty event or an emergency situation.

Multiple agencies are coming together at Ozarks Technical Community College for the event in Springfield.

The training sessions begin at 9 a.m. here at Ozarks Technical Community College's Lincoln Hall, at 815 N Sherman Ave., Room 211.

Experts will be showing people how to save lives and stop bleeding on equipment like tourniquets.

Mercy, CoxHealth, Springfield Police, Springfield Fire, Ozarks Technical Community College, Missouri State University and the City of Springfield are all involved in this training.

The event is free, you can show up, or sign up online ahead of time at: www.mercy.net/nationalstopthebleedday