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Simi Valley Police Department
Tuesday May 7th, 2019 :: 03:11 p.m. PDT


Free Training: Bleeding Control Basics (BCon) Course: Learn How To Stop Traumatic Bleeding

Date and Time:
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Rd., Simi Valley

Contact Person:
Los Robles Regional Medical Center Trauma Program Manager Cynthia Marin for additional information at: (805) 370-4695 or

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Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center and Community Coalition United will be hosting a free Bleeding Control Basics Course on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Simi Valley Public Library. This community event is designed to teach the principles of bleeding control and providing first aid until the arrival of emergency responders. As part of the Stop the Bleed initiative, similar events will be hosted nationwide.


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.


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 civilian intervention in these circumstances preventable deaths will occur.

This is not a City sponsored event.

Approved by:
Commander Steve Shorts
Public Relations Bureau Manager
Contact: (805) 501-3070

Simi Valley Police Department
3901 Alamo St
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-583-6950

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