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National Stop the Bleed Day

Redondo Beach Police Department hosting national "Stop the Bleed" day March 31, 2018

The top cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding. 20% of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control. "Stop The Bleed" is an initiative that teaches the public to help slow or prevent major blood loss using compression techniques and gives them the knowledge to know what to do and perhaps save lives, especially during times of crisis before first responders show up. Similar to how the public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes.

National Stop the Bleed Day brings Bleeding Control (B-CON) instructors and interested citizens’ together for training in bleeding control.

The Redondo Beach Police Department will be participating in National Stop the Bleed Day on Saturday, March 31, 2018. The training is free, and the Redondo Beach Police Department will be hosting three different sessions on National Stop the Bleed Day. Training will take place at the Redondo Beach Police Department’s training center (200 North Pacific Coast Highway). You must register to attend the free training.

Each free session is 3 hours in length:

  • Class 1 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Class 2 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Class 3 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Drop in students not allowed, you must register to attend. To register for one of these free classes please the Stop The Bleed 2018 site.

For more information on National Stop the Bleed Day, visit the Stop The Bleed Day web site.

For information on this particular event, please contact Lt. Shawn Freeman of the Redondo Beach Police Department.

( Stop the Bleed Day Press Release )