Stop the Bleed Training

Stop the Bleed Save a Life

The Colerain Township Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services conduct Stop the Bleed instructional classes throughout the year and will post an announcement prior to, and during the enrollment period. The class is one day or evening, for one-to-three hours in duration (depending on number of students), and consists of a lecture-type presentation, followed by hands-on training. The class is free of charge and you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the training. This class is geared toward the untrained civilian and there are no specific requirements to attend. 

This class will teach you the following:

  • Personal safety awareness while helping others;
  • How to recognize truly life-threatening bleeding quickly;
  • Basic bleeding control techniques including:
    • Proper application of direct pressure;
    • Tourniquet use; and
    • Wound packing

The training you will will receive can save a life. It could be your own. 

For more information regarding Stop the Bleed training, please call (513) 245-5154. 


The Joint Committee to Increase Survival from Active Shooter and Intentional Mass Casualty Events was convened by the American College of Surgeons in response to the growing number and severity of these events. The committee met in Hartford Connecticut and has produced a number of documents with recommendations. The documents represent the consensus opinion of a multi-disciplinary committee involving medical groups, the military, the National Security Council, Homeland Security, the FBI, law enforcement, fire rescue, and EMS. These recommendations have become known as the Hartford Consensus. The overarching principle of the Hartford Consensus is that no one should die from uncontrolled bleeding. The Hartford Consensus recommends that all citizens learn to stop bleeding. Further information about the Hartford Consensus and bleeding control can be found on the website: is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons, the Committee on Trauma, and the Hartford Consensus. Many others have joined as partners in this initiative and endorse this civilian training, including: 

  • Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response -  ASPR
  • Combat Casualty Care Research Program - CCCRP
  • Department of Homeland Security - DHS
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency - FEMA
  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians - NAEMT
  • Major Cities Chiefs of Police Association - MCCPA
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care - TCCC
  • The Hartford - Hartford
  • Johnson and Johnson - J & J
  • U.S. Department of Defense - USDOD 
  • U.S. Fire Administration - USFA


Motivated by the 2012 tragedy in Sandy Hook and multiple tragedies that have occurred in the ensuing years, what has become known as the Hartford Consensus was convened to bring together leaders from law enforcement, the federal government, and the medical community to improve survivability from man-made or natural mass casualty events. The resulting injuries from these events generally present with severe bleeding which, if left unattended, can result in death. The participants of the Hartford Consensus concluded that by providing first responders (law enforcement) and civilian bystanders the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation, lives would be saved. The first responder program has received very good response and is widely being used across the country. The next step is to focus on needs of civilian bystanders. 


Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they are able to provide immediate, front-line aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths will occur. 


The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. This will be accomplished by the development of a comprehensive and sustainable bleeding control education and information program targeted to civilians that will inform, educate and empower the 300+million citizens of the United States.