Going back to school is both exciting and scary for kids of all ages. With the recent shootings taking place around the country our Amarillo schools along with the Amarillo Fire and Police Departments are taking steps to prepare students and teachers what to do in life threatening situations.

Amarillo Medical Services as well as the Amarillo ISD were in classes Monday, and on Wednesday The Canyon School District will provide an informational question and answer platform about the Stop the Bleed initiative.

Stop the Bleed was created by the American College of Surgeons, with help from medical providers, following the Sandy Hook tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut December 14, 2012. The program focuses on training for life saving techniques in the event of life threatening injuries.

AFD, and other agencies provided every AISD and CISD school with bleeding control kits. The kits contain equipment and tools to assist with the control of serious bleeding. The kits have been provided at area schools at no cost.

Along with the kits, proper training has been provided for using the kits. The training and kits have been provided with no cost.