Uncontrolled bleeding from any cause can lead to death in as little as 5 minutes. Learn basic techniques to control bleeding using hands, dressings and tourniquets.


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 manmade 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.



Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline 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 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.


Stop the Bleed is a program born out of tragic incidents of violence, eg: Las Vegas active shooter which saw multiple wounded people succumb to injuries as a result of blood loss.  This program teaches how to recognize severe bleeding, locate and stop blood loss through the application of tourniquets and wound packing.  In addition to the Stop the Bleed training, we would also incorporate CPR/AED training.  This training follows the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation module and would naturally compliment the Stop the Bleed Program.This training is an 8 hour course which would include wellness breaks and lunch break.Upon successful completion of this course, each student will receive Accredited Certification for both Stop the Bleed (American College of Surgeons/ Hartford Consensus) and CPR/AED (Heart and Stroke Foundation).  As well each student would receive a Stop the Bleed kit which is a $70 value.  This kit includes tourniquet, Israeli Bandage, gauze, scissors, & gloves


The total cost for this training is as follows:


10 to maximum 30 students is

$80.00 per student.


Minimum 5 to 9 students is

$100.00 per student.


We believe this these skills are essential in the workplace and at home.  This is why we are keeping the cost low.  The money raised from this course goes directly into buying supplies to produce the kits we are providing.

Instructor Faculty

 Angela Szeponski


Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)

Zane Szeponski


Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)

Dawson Szeponski


Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)


David vanden brink


David has extensive experience in Law Enforcement at the national level. David retired after 6 years with the Correctional Service of Canada as a Correctional Officer working in both medium and maximum security institutions and 3 of those years as a member of the Institutional Emergency Response Team and 27 years with the RCMP of which 17 of those years he was a member of the Tactical Troop (Riot Squad) and 2 years as a member of the Emergency Response Team Containment Team. David is currently a member of the Leduc County Fire Department in the role of Support Staff and teaches Control Tactics and Survival Skills, Report writing, Leadership, Ethics and Driver responsibilities. David’s teaching/coaching experience in martial arts comes from his many years in Judo in which he holds the rank of Shodan (First degree black belt). David is accredited by the Alberta Solicitor General as an instructor in Alberta Basic Security Training, Accredited Baton/Use-of-Force, One-on-One Control Tactics, and Talon defensive tool. He is also trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Techniques and Alberta Mental Health First Aid, Critical Incident Stress Management and Stop the Bleed.


For further information please contact -

David G. Vanden Brink

Cell: 780-599-0122

Email: dgvandenbrink@hotmail.com

For more info go to www.bleedingcontrol.org

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