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 2023:
Stop the Bleed classes are taught following our Family and Friends® CPR classes and last approximately 30 minutes. No registration is necessary.
- Saturday, February 25 - North Metro Fire Headquarters
- Saturday, May 20 - North Metro Fire Headquarters
- Saturday, August 5 - Northglenn Recreation Center (Tentative location)
- Saturday, November 4 - North Metro Fire Headquarters