Emergency workers offering active shooter, trauma first aid classes

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department and Columbus Fire Department are partnering to offer community classes in active threats awareness and “stop the bleed” training.

The agencies held a class this week at Precision Tools Service Inc featuring Chief Deputy Maj. Chris Lane and the fire department’s deputy chief Mike Kutsko. More than 60 people took part in the six hours of classes.

Lane says that the classes provide information on active shooters and how to treat wounds, including the use of tourniquets in life-saving efforts.

The departments are available to provide the training to other area companies and organizations at no charge. You can get more information by calling the sheriff’s office at 812-565-5961 or the fire department at 812-376-2679.