Stop The Bleed


Whether it’s a mass casualty event, a bad traffic crash or even a farming accident, bystanders who know how to stop massive bleeding can save lives.

It’s why the National Security Council Staff and the White House initiated a campaign dubbed “Stop the Bleed.” The purpose is to build greater national resilience by better preparing the general public to save lives – whether the bleeding is the result of man-made or natural disasters or accidents. The initiative gained momentum after the Sandy Hook school shooting. The one-hour training course offers hands-on training in hemorrhage control (uncontrolled life-threatening bleeding) techniques, including use of tourniquets and wound packing.