A person can die in less than 5 minutes because of severe blood loss. Would you know how to react if you were in a life-threatening bleeding situation? The First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST) program is an American Red Cross national STOP THE BLEED® course that teaches bleeding control skills. While FAST is open to everyone, the course and digital resources will be free for high school students under the age of 19. FAST is also the first nationwide STOP THE BLEED® course created for high school students, but anybody may attend and benefit from the training.