The Southern Brooklyn COAD followed up its recent “How To Survive An Active Shooter” training with a free “Stop The Bleed” bleeding control certificate course on Thursday, August 30, at the Coney Island Library. The course was provided in collaboration with Maimonides Medical Center. Participants learned how to recognize the signs of life threatening bleeding, how to treat the source of bleeding based on its location on the body, and how to apply a tourniquet and pack a wound/apply pressure in order to stop dangerous bleeding. The course empowers every day citizens with the knowledge and tools to be a first-first responder, before emergency medical services arrive, to save their own life or the life of a friend, family member, or any other person who has suffered a catastrophic injury.

The course teaches the ABCs of bleeding control:

  • A – Alert – call 9-1-1
  • B – Bleeding – find the bleeding injury
  • C – Compress – apply pressure to stop the bleeding

Following the presentation, attendees had the chance to practice for themselves applying a tourniquet and packing and applying pressure to a wound.

For more information on how to “Stop The Bleed”, visit