5.11 ABR Academy – Stop the Bleed

5.11 ABR Academy – Stop the Bleed

May is National Stop the Bleed Month. Join us in-store at 5.11 Rockville on Saturday, May 18 at 10am for a free Stop the Bleed course hosted by No Warrior Left Behind.

National Stop the Bleed Month is a grassroots awareness campaign to reduce deaths from bleeding. The Stop the Bleed Program empowers the general public to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching them the basic techniques of bleeding control. The program encourages bystanders to become trained and equipped to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. National Stop the Bleed Month is endorsed by American College of Surgeons, NAEMT, ems.gov, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Learn “Life Saving” techniques in bleeding control. Instructor Albert Hance will be providing hands-on training and teaching techniques on trauma care. Attendees will learn proper tourniquet application, wound packing, pressure bandaging, and more.

Seats limited. Please call 5.11 Rockville at (240) 206-6415 to reserve your spot.

Event Date - 18 May 2019

Mission K.O.

In November 2016, NWLB learned that retired officer and marine Kyle Olinger was struggling in his new home in Arizona.  Kyle Olinger sustained his injuries breaking up a car theft in 2003.  After being shot in the neck, Officer Olinger continued to serve the Montgomery County Police Department until his retirement in 2012.  When he relocated to Arizona, he realized he could not see his property and struggled with his health and mental outlook. Responding to a call from his wife, NWLB organized a fundraiser and reached out to Howe and Howe Technologies, Inc. to order and personalize an all-terrain wheelchair (“Rip Chair”) for Office Olinger.  With the assistance of the Gary Sinise Foundation, NWLB and Aaron Bailey delivered the new Rip Chair to his family in December 2017, and Officer Olinger is very thankful and excited for the gift of mobility.  Kyle and his family thank everyone who supported this important mission and NWLB especially thanks Tony Tuolo from Howe & Howe and Rose Borisow GraFX for their contributions as well.

Click here to watch Kyle rock in his new RIP Chair!