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Thu, Nov 16


Heritage Russian Jewish Congragation

Stop The Bleed Certification

90 minutes of your time can save lives.

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Stop The Bleed Certification
Stop The Bleed Certification

Time & Location

Nov 16, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:25 PM

Heritage Russian Jewish Congragation, 2941 W. Touhy, Chicago, IL. 60645


About the Event

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. It is important that as many people as possible survive their injuries if they sustain trauma. Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. You can help save a life by knowing how to stop bleeding if someone, including yourself, is injured. The goal is for Stop the Bleed to be common knowledge, just like CPR. Over a million people worldwide have gone through the Stop the Bleed course.  Training for this life-saving technique is being offered free of charge to the entire community.   

Read more about Stop the Bleed at   Registration for this course is required due to limited capacity.


Officer Brian L. Bardsley, Jr, EMT-P

Medical & WMD Team Leader CPD SWAT

Special Weapons and Tactics


I have a multifaceted background, including experience in emergency medical services, law enforcement, and the military. I began my career in the United States Marine Corps from 1988 – 1994 including deployments in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Restore Hope. I served as a Medical Specialist in the United States Army Reserves from 1996 to 1999 and has been a Paramedic since January 1999. I have worked as a single role Paramedic, Firefighter/Paramedic, HazMat Technician, Arson Investigator, and Lieutenant with several municipal fire departments, including the Stone Park Fire Department. I served for a year as a single-role paramedic with the Chicago Fire Department. In 2006-2007, I completed a year tour in Iraq with the Illinois Army National Guard where I served as a medic with a rifle company in Baghdad and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal and Combat Medical Badge. I have been with the Chicago Police Department since September 2004. I started as a patrolman in District 015, and upon my return from Iraq, I was moved to the Education and Training Division, where I worked as an Anti-Terrorism instructor as well as a marksmanship and tactics instructor. I am currently attached to the SWAT Team as the Team Leader of both the Medical Team and Weapons of Mass Destruction Team. I am an experienced instructor. In addition to my experience with the Chicago Police Department, and was an affiliate faculty at the Loyola University Medical Center Program for Prehospital Medicine, where I taught in the classroom and served as a Field Internship Preceptor. I have given numerous invited presentations on Tactical Medicine, Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials, Tactical HazMat, and disaster preparedness.

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