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Stop the Bleed, Become an Immediate Responder (Castle Rock)


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Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming more frequent.

Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed 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. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within 5-10 minutes.

However, anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do. BleedingControl.org supports President Barack Obama’s 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.

BleedingControl.org is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and contains diagrams, news, videos, and other resources contributed by a variety of other private and nonprofit partners to help prepare you in the event you are witness to one of these unspeakable events.

Douglas County Search and Rescue is offering FREE ACS Bleeding Control classes to residents of Douglas County. Tourniquets will be available for a minimum donation amount ($30) after successful completion of each class, available to attendees only.


Is there any cost for this class?

Training and your certificate are provided free of charge. If you would like to acquire tourniquets, they will be available to attendees for a minimum donation amount ($30) at the conclusion of the class. Please note that we are unable to process credit card payments at this time.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, you must be at least 15 years of age in order to attend this class. IDs will be required at check-in.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available at the class location.

What can I bring into the event?

We recommend that you bring a pen and paper to take notes. Training tourniquets and wound packing supplies will be provided for your use during the class. You may have the option to acquire tourniqets and/or holders for a minimum donation amount of $30 for tourniquets and $20 for holders at the conclusion of the class. We will accept cash or check donations. We cannot process card transactions at this time.

Weapons of any kind are prohibited.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions can be sent to Tamara.785@DCSARCO.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It is not required to bring your printed ticket, however, we will ask to see your ID to confirm your registration.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If you are unable to attend and would like to transer your registration, you are welcome to do so. We ask that you change your registration information at least 24 hours prior to the class so that we can be sure to have certificates availble for attendees.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

If possible, we would ask that you change the registrant name so that we have an accurate record of who will be attending.

Do I need to register to attend?

Because of limited space, we require all participants to pre-register for this class.

Will I receive a tourniquet or bleeding control supplies with the class?

Training materials are provided for your use during the class. If you wish to acquire tourniqets and/or holders, they will be available at the conclusion of the class for a minimum donation amount of $30 for tourniquets and $20 for holders. We will accept cash or check donations. We cannot process card transactions at this time.