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Jewish Federation Offers ‘Stop the Bleed’ Community Program

(Courtesy of JFNNJ) With anti-Semitism on the rise and incidents of hate and bias increasing, safety and security are top of mind for Jewish individuals, organizations and synagogues. Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey has made security and security training a top priority. Most recently, Jerry Dargan was hired as the director, Jewish community security, to be on the front line of communication with all law enforcement and to work with all synagogues and organizations to help with security operations and programs including emergency and disaster response plans.

“Training on how to respond during a crisis is one of the most effective tools to mitigate an incident,” said Debbie Gottlieb, manager, community purchasing. “At Federation, we will be offering training programs to the community throughout the year to help ensure the safety and security of our community.”

The next training program for the community is called “Stop the Bleed” and will take place on July 10—free of charge.

“Stop the Bleed” is a national awareness campaign to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. A life can be saved by learning how to stop bleeding in a crisis situation.

According to Dargan, “Federation’s relationship with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and law enforcement officials is very strong. We have a true partnership. The Stop the Bleed program will provide average citizens with the necessary skills to ‘help before the help arrives.’ Obviously, we hope no one ever has to use the skills they learn at this training, but being prepared in an emergency can mean the difference between the life and death.”

The Stop The Bleed Program is open to the entire community and will be held on Wednesday, July 10, at Federation offices at 50 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Participants must be over the age of 16. There will be hands-on demonstrations and participants can pre-order their own trauma bag with online registration.

For more information, contact Laura Freeman at [email protected] or 201-820-3923.

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