The Department of Homeland security wants to train high school-age students to assist with trauma in cases of mass casualty events — like school shootings.
DHS is offering a $1.8 million grant to fund the development of a "lifesaving trauma training" program for students.
One of DHS' goals for the program is to train high school-age students to help control bleeding and stabilize the injured until first responders get to the scene of the trauma. The department says uncontrolled bleeding is the No. 1 cause of preventable death from trauma.
Organizations that apply for the grant would have to submit a proposal for the program. They have until Aug. 27 to apply. But developing the program could take about 36 months once a proposal is chosen.