Stop the Bleed

Bleeding control application and practice

Stop the Bleed organization logo

Life-threatening bleeding injuries can happen anytime. When they do, every minute counts! Stop the Bleed empowers participants to take action!

Our trained instructors teach the community about bleeding control: recognizing life-threatening bleeding, using a tourniquet, and packing and applying pressure to a wound.

Poster describing the Stop the Bleed steps taught in the class

When faced with a severe bleeding wound, you must first apply pressure with your hands, then apply the dressing and continue to apply pressure to the wound. Thirdly, you apply a tourniquet and note the time. Call 911 as soon as you can. 

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*Please note that classes have resumed and we are currently working on offering public trainings.*


Do you work or volunteer for a 501(c)(3) organization that hosts public events? You may be eligible for a FREE bleeding control kit & training on how to treat life-threatening bleeding from the Office of Emergency Management.

Apply to receive a free bleeding control kit and training:

Instructors in action

Two students learning how to control bleeding from their instructor

Ann Forrest teaching bleeding control to a community organization's staff.

two people practicing stopping bleeding wound on practice legs with instructor providing instruction

Cyndie Richter Juarez, training our incoming instructors.

If you would like to learn more about our Stop the Bleed program, please contact us at or (206) 403-8127.

Emergency Management

Curry Mayer, Director
Address: 105 5th Ave S, Suite 300, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA, 98124-4986
Phone: (206) 233-5076
Fax: (206) 684-5998

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