School Response Program Information – A Georgia Stop the Bleed Initiative


The Stop the Bleed – School Response Program is designed to enable school teachers, nurses, and staff how to render immediate, potentially life-saving medical aid to injured students or co-workers while awaiting the arrival of professional responders.



  • February 7, 2017 – Trauma professionals from across the state lobbied state law-makers to enable us to provide the Stop the Bleed program in the public school systems across Georgia. (view gallery)

  • The “Ask”- Additional $1M for Georgia Trauma Commission’s budget to support initiative

  • March 23, 2017 – Additional funding approved!

  • 2017-2018 School Year – Trainings begin, coordinated by Regional Trauma Advisory Committees



The School Response Program contract was awarded to the bid placed by North American Rescue. This bid will allow for the purchase of more than 29,000 kits and will then afford the opportunity to place approximately 12 kits in every public school across the state.

Individual Bleeding Control Kits will include:

  • 2 – Pair of Nitrile Gloves

  • 1 – C-A-T Tourniquet

  • 2 – Compressed Gauze

  • 1 – 6” Emergency Trauma Dressing

  • 1 – Trauma Shears

  • 1 – 5”x9” Trauma Pad

  • 1 – 2” Roll of Tape

  • 1 – English/Spanish Instruction Card

Expected Delivery Date: Late October – Mid November

North American Rescue has extended a sale price on these kits for other organizations (private schools, community centers, etc.) across the state for a one-year period. Please reference Stop the Bleed Georgia when purchasing.

North American Rescue

Cost per kit: $39.98

Item #: 85-1563

Phone: 888.689.6277




In addition to providing the kits, the Georgia Trauma Commission is also working to provide all the necessary training materials. Each Regional Trauma Advisory Committee will have 50 training sets complete with individual  bleeding control kits and training arms for wound packing and tourniquet application. The training kits are assembled and ready for delivery/pickup.

We would like to thank Wyatt Newton from Loganville, GA for assembling over 600 training arms as his Eagle Scout Project.

To schedule delivery/pickup of training materials, contact:

Billy Kunkle

Phone: 706-604-4234




There are also printed materials available to each region at a maximum of 20 each, per school.

Materials include:

To schedule delivery/pickup of print materials, contact:

Billy Kunkle

Phone: 706-604-4234




All school trainings should be organized by/reported to each Regional Stop the Bleed Coordinator to ensure best efforts and avoid duplication.

Healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMTs and first responders are all eligible to teach the Stop the Bleed Course. Simply login to and register as an instructor. This will provide you with access to the most up to date information and training materials.

Required Training Materials and Documentation:

* RTAC/STB Coordinators must email documents to Billy Kunkle at after each training.



  • June 19-21, 2017: Georgia Association of School Nurses Conference – 457 nurses trained

  • June 28-30, 2017: Georgia Safety in our Schools Summit – over 300 School Resource Officers and Emergency Management personnel trained

  • July 12, 2017: Georgia Association of Career Technical Educators – 146 Healthcare Science Teachers trained

  • August 22, 2017: Governors Office of Highway Safety Conference

  • September 17-19, 2017: Georgia Education Leadership Institute