H.C. election workers ready for almost anything

HOWARD COUNTY - On Thursday, Oct. 27, workers had an election day training. In addition to learning how to sign people in to vote, they learned how to Run • Hide • Fight and Stop the Bleed.
Howard County Emergency Management Coordinator Darrell Knecht spent over an hour giving tips on how to run, hide or fight during a hostile intruder and how to stop bleeding.
The Run • Hide • Fight program showed different ideas for each option. Just like kids have tornado and fire drills, the workers learned easy-to-use techniques if they are ever in a dangerous situation.
“[Howard County Auditor Julie Chapman] asked me to give this in addition to the other training this year and last year. I’ve also given the program at a couple other places.
Knecht also gave steps on how to stop the bleed on others and yourself. “These are very basic, common sense procedures,” he said.
To see a four-minute video on how to run hide or fight, go to https://www. fbi.gov/video-repository/run-hide-fight.
Stop the Bleed is a grassroots national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. More information is available at https://www.dhs. gov/stopthebleed.

Cresco Times

Phone: 563-547-3601
Fax: 563-547-4602

Cresco TPD
214 N. Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

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