Stop-the-Bleed Initiative

SCRTAC’s Stop-the-Bleed Initiative: Training our citizens to be first care providers!

The #1 most preventable cause of death from trauma is massive external bleeding. Massive external bleeding can occur anywhere, at home, at work and at play. From the isolated incidents to the large-scale active shooter events, victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding — in as little as 5 minutes. Any delay in bleeding control can result in death.

Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets.

Any bystander at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do.

The SCRTAC’s Stop-the-Bleed Initiative, in support of, follows President Barack Obama‚Äôs policy directive for national preparedness (Presidential Policy Directive 8), which targets preparedness as a shared responsibility of the government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens.

For information on how to control external bleeding, finding a class, requesting a class, or to become an instructor, please contact SCRTAC Coordinator Dan Williams: