Frye’s ‘Stop The Bleed’ Bill Signed Into Law

Friday, June 28th, 2019 9:01am

By Office of State Rep. Randy Frye, news release

With the law, schools can obtain “Stop the Bleed” kits to use in the event of an emergency.

Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, center) signs into law State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) (seated, left) legislation ensuring Hoosier schools have access to emergency response kits Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Photo provided.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Hoosier schools will now have access to emergency response kits based on legislation authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) signed into law Thursday by the governor.

“Stop the Bleed” is a nationwide initiative encouraging bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

“During my time as a firefighter, I learned that seconds matter during emergencies,” Frye said. “From a common playground accident to a rare active shooter situation, staff can use these kits to help injured students, educators or school visitors. This law ensures that schools are not left helpless while waiting for first responders to arrive.”

Frye said public schools can use “Stop the Bleed” kits to ensure staff members are better prepared to handle emergency situations. The kits consist of instructional documents, a tourniquet, bandages and other medical supplies.

According to Frye, at least five employees at each school will be trained to use the kits. Local fire departments expressed support for training school employees, and numerous entities including the Indiana Hospital Association anticipate donating the kits to schools. More information will be communicated to schools by the Indiana Department of Education.

Visit to learn more about House Enrolled Act 1063.


More from Local News


Two Burglaries Reported in Northern Dearborn County

The Dearborn County Sheriff's Office is seeking information.

Virtual Open House Closing Soon For Recommended I-71/75 and I-275 Improvements

The goal is to reduce congestion and improve travel safety at the interchange.

Dearborn Chamber Announces Women in Business Roundtable Series

The first meeting will take place on February 22.

Trabel Repeats as EIAC MVP, Baker & Redar Help Fill Out All-Conference Team

Twelve players were featured on the all-conference team while nine others received votes.

South Dearborn Celebrates Record-Breaking Student-Athletes

Five student-athletes combined to set 16 records during the fall sports season.

Local Sports Report - February 7, 2023

Only two games in boys high school basketball on Tuesday.

On Air

Robb Reel playing
Luke Combs - The Kind of Love We Make

Steve Wariner Two Teardrops 7:14
Old Dominion and Kenny Chesney Beer with My Friends 7:07
Tyler Farr Guy Walks Into A Bar 7:04
Fox News Fox News National Newscast 7:00