ROXBURY, NJ - Members of the Roxbury High School staff recently became the first certified trainers in New Jersey for Stop the Bleed, a campaign that teaches people how to deal with "bleeding emergencies" such as shooting incidents, according to the school district,

The school's health and physical education teachers joined its lead nurse in a 2--day training program offered by a military veteran from Velumcore and Dr. Jay Rosenberg from Cornell Medical Center, said the district in a press release

"All Roxbury High School students and staff will be certified in the Homeland Security-developed program in the future," said the district.

"Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action," it said. "Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. This program has proven to be a lifesaver in recent school emergencies."