Stop the Bleed

The top cause of preventable death from a trauma is bleeding. 20% of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control.

North Metro firefighters are now teaching Stop the Bleed® classes to teach participants how to respond to help a trauma victim until first responders arrive.

During Stop the Bleed® training, you will learn how to:

  • Determine if an area is safe for you to proceed toward a victim to provide assistance.
  • Identify any nearby tools to assist you such as a publicly placed bleeding control kit or everyday items that can be used to control bleeding.
  • Use your hands to apply direct pressure at the site of the wound to stop bleeding.
  • Pack a deep wound with cloth or gauze to control bleeding.
  • Correctly apply a tourniquet to an injured limb to stop bleeding.
  • Keep the victim calm until help arrives.

All of the materials used in Stop the Bleed classes are provided through Mile-High RETAC.

Stop the Bleed® classes will be offered following Family and Friends® CPR classes. Participants can attend either or both classes. Online registration is encouraged to ensure a spot in either class. 

Upcoming classes in 2020:

  • **Until we can resume normal community activities in large group settings, we are suspending our CPR classes and online registration for now. We will spread the word when we can resume teaching classes.**

Stop the Bleed classes last approximately 30 minutes and will begin at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.