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The City of Highland Park is proud to offer the STOP THE BLEED® course.

Someone who is severely bleeding can bleed to death in as little as 5 minutes. That’s why bleeding control—keeping the blood inside the body—is the purpose of STOP THE BLEED® training. We've all seen it happen too often—on the news or in everyday life. Life-threatening bleeding can happen in people injured in serious accidents or disasters. Instead of being a witness, you can become an immediate responder because you know how to STOP THE BLEED®

Through this STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. The person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most likely to save him or her. Take the course and become empowered to make a life or death difference when a bleeding emergency occurs. STOP THE BLEED®. Save a Life!

The course will be instructed by one of our certified Firefighter/Paramedics live - in person, using training materials specially developed to teach bleeding control techniques. They will not only instruct you, they will be available to check your movements as you practice three different bleeding control actions. They will keep working with you until you demonstrate the correct skills to STOP THE BLEED® and save a life. 

Upcoming STOP THE BLEED® Courses:
Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 1 PM - 3 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2024, 9 AM - 11 AM

*All classes are held at St 33, 1130 Central Ave*.

For more information, call 847.433.3110 or email

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is a STOP THE BLEED® course?
Most STOP THE BLEED® courses last no more than 90 minutes. A formal presentation is followed by hands on practice of applying direct pressure, packing a wound, and using a tourniquet to stop bleeding.

How much does a STOP THE BLEED® course cost?
There is no charge for the STOP THE BLEED® course. 

Are STOP THE BLEED® classes available online?
The lecture portion of the STOP THE BLEED® course is now available virtually at The skills portion of the STOP THE BLEED® course is still an in-person requirement to complete the course. 

Where can I find my course completion certificate?
Please reach out to the instructor of your course for a copy of your STOP THE BLEED® course completion certificate.

For more information, please call 847.433.3110 or email

STOP THE BLEED® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency. All rights reserved. © DoD.