You Are the Help Until Help Arrives is a program designed to educate and empower the public to take action in emergency situations and provide lifesaving care before professional help arrives.

Life threatening emergencies can happen fast and emergency responders aren't always nearby. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately. At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

• Use simple and effective skills to save lives.
• Communicate with 9-1-1 operators effectively.
• Act to protect the injured from further harm.
• Position the injured.
• Stop life-threatening bleeding.
• Provide emotional support. 


Stop the Bleed is a federal initiative to prepare the public to save lives during life-threatening bleeding emergencies. A life-threatening bleed will take someone’s life within minutes unless there is someone to stop it. Learn basic bleeding control techniques and be empowered to save a life until first responders arrive. 

Program facilitator:  Sergeant Kelly Mitchell

"Your session was the most enjoyable one I have attended in my 5 years at Brown. Not to mention potentially life-saving! Thank you for doing such a candid, real world, informative and entertaining job. I will certainly recommend any presentation you are giving." 

- Dave L. , Brown employee