DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency and the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Reserve are a part of the Stop the Bleed program. This free program is designed to provide every citizen with the necessary training to provide emergency care for severe bleeding prior to the arrival of emergency responders. Participants receive instruction on bleeding control techniques from significant traumatic injuries such as workplace incidents, car accidents or an active shooter. The course includes hands-on demonstrations in which attendees practice traumatic care of putting on tourniquets, applying pressure to slow bleeding, and how to pack a wound with materials available.
Next Training Date:
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Session 1 (ASL Interpreters available): 10:00 am - noon
Session 2: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DeKalb County Fire Rescue Headquarters
5th Floor Conference Room
1950 W. Exchange Place
Tucker, GA 30084
To register for the next training opportunity: visit our registration page
To learn more about Stop the Bleed or if you have any questions, please call 678-406-7858.
Stop the Bleed launched in October 2015 as a cooperative effort between the Federal Government and the Hartford Consensus, as a national awareness campaign and a call to action. In 2017, Georgia launched their “Stop the Bleed” campaign, putting the knowledge gained by first responders and our military into the hands of the public to help save lives by stopping uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. Through the Georgia Trauma Foundation, each public school in the state is being trained and equipped with Stop the Bleed kits. DeKalb County is leading an effort to educate and equip our citizens and county departments to Stop the Bleed.