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:

  • February 22
  • May 16
  • August 8
  • October 24

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