Boulder Community Health

BCH is hosting a free safety and lifesaving education program that will help you develop the situational awareness and skills that can impact your ability to survive a violent event and provide lifesaving assistance to victims. Our program is specifically designed for those who have little or no medical or emergency-preparedness training. The content of this course was developed by Homeland Security and the American College of Surgeons and endorsed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


Learning the Signs of an Active Threat

The first part of this course will focus on threats, such as an active shooter, helping community members recognize warning signs before violence erupts and develop lifesaving response strategies. It will highlight actions for immediate responders, what they do or don’t do as keys to surviving until law enforcement arrives. A video from the Center for Personal Protection and Safety will be shown.

How to Stop Uncontrolled Bleeding

Next, participants will learn how to provide initial lifesaving trauma care and control a victim’s bleeding prior to the arrival of emergency medical services. This course is part of the national Stop the Bleed initiative that encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency. It will include a slide presentation and videos as well as demonstrations of packing and compressing a wound and applying a tourniquet.

Note: Capacity is limited so we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible.


Mike Metoyer, BCH Security and Emergency Preparedness Supervisor, and Curtis Stringer, BCH Clinical Educator


Saturday, March 31 (National Stop the Bleed Day)
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Boulder Community Health Foothills Hospital
Leo Hill Conference Room
4747 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder


Click here to download a lecture flyer (pdf)!


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