The STOP THE BLEED campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff, The White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters. Advances made by military medicine and research in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative which exemplifies translation of knowledge back to the Homeland to benefit of the general public. Learn more about this federal program at

Courses Descriptions

Stop The Bleed

Course covers the recognition of life-threatening bleeding, concepts in the bleeding control, and skills practice. Approximately 90 minutes

Stop The Bleed Online

Course is everting you need to prepare you for a bleeding emergency with the exception of hands-on skill. These are offered by us or other departments around the country. All videos available on YouTube. Approximately 30 minutes.

Take 10 and Stop the Bleed

A combo class with a brief intro to compression-only CPR along with the full stop. Approximately 2 Hours.

Stop The Bleed Skills

Course is a completement to the online learning modules approximately 45 minutes. The below online course is required to be completed prior to scheduling for the Stop The Bleed Skills course.

Why is Stop the Bleed Important?

Learning to STOP THE BLEED is a lifesaving skill. The Number 1 cause of preventing death after injury is bleeding.

Who can take the Courses?

The courses are available to anyone interested in learning to control life-threating bleeding?

How do I schedule a course?

It’s easy to setup a course, email us at 

How much does a course cost?

Currently, the Addison Fire District does not charge for the courses. However, this may change over time.

For more information, please contact the Addison Public Education Division at 630-628-3100 ext. 7402 or email