City Employees Learn How to Stop the Bleed at Active Shooter Response Training

It only takes five minutes for a person to bleed to death and as a potential first responder during active shooter situations, it is crucial to know how you can help save a life.

During the Civilian Response to Active Shooters training on November 6, 2019, Baltimore City employees were given hands-on training by Stop the Bleed. Following a presentation by Dr. Thomas Scalea, from the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center, training participants learned various ways to stop bleeding, including how to pack wounds and how to use C.A.T. tourniquets on themselves and others.

CAT tourniquet

CAT tourniquet training

We would like to thank Cliff Addison, the DGS Emergency Operations Coordinator, for facilitating these trainings in partnership with the Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore Fire Department, Mayor’s Office Emergency Management, and Stop the Bleed.

To learn more about the Stop the Bleed Intiative, go to and for information on future training sessions, contact Cliff Addison at [email protected].

Dr. Scalea

Employees Viewing Presentation


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