Federation distributes Stop the Bleed kits

By Reporter staff

In its continuing efforts to keep the local Jewish community secure, the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton distributed 17 Stop the Bleed kits to seven organizations. The organizations that received kits were Beth David Synagogue, the Jewish Community Center, the Norwich Jewish Center, the Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life (for its Vestal and Binghamton buildings), Temple Beth El of Oneonta, Temple Concord and Temple Israel. The Federation has a mobile kit for use when it holds outdoor events and a kit for use during future Stop the Bleed trainings. The Federation thanks the David and Virginia Eisenberg Fund for its generousity in helping fund the kits.

Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Federation, noted that this is not the end of the Federation’s security efforts. “We are planning on holding trainings so people will better know how to use the kits,” she said. “We also have other training sessions planned to help keep our community safe.”

The Stop the Bleed kits are designed to enable trained bystanders to take life-saving action if needed until professional help can arrive following an accident, mass shooting or other acts of violence. During Stop the Bleed trainings, instructors focus on training people from all walks of life to become immediate responders.