Health First and Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Partner to “Stop the Bleed” Program Teaches Community Members Life-Saving Techniques

Health First 1In light of recent tragedies such as the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, where 49 lives were lost and every second counted, Health First and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) are working together to teach life-saving techniques to members of our community at no cost.

“Stop the Bleed” is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives by using life-saving interventions such as pressure and tourniquet application. Health First trauma providers and law enforcement officials are teaching “Stop the Bleed” training classes (Bleeding Control for the Injured B-con) at the Health First Training and Education Center (3470 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne) at no cost to the community, thanks to the generous support of the Health First Foundation. However, donations are being accepted to ensure the continuation of this life-saving training.

Each class participant will also receive a free tourniquet.

For a complete class schedule and to register for the course, visit  HYPERLINK “”

If you are interested in donating to the Health First Foundation to ensure the continuation of this life-saving training, please call 321.434.7353 or visit  HYPERLINK “”



Trauma is the Number 1 cause of death for Americans between ages 1 and 46

Trauma is the Number 3 cause of death overall

More than 1,100 law enforcement officers and first responders have received the “Stop the Bleed” training

Each year, more than 192,000 people lose their lives to trauma

After a traumatic injury, bleeding is responsible for more than 35% of pre-hospital deaths and over 40% of deaths within the first 24 hours

Bleeding is the Number 1 cause of preventable death