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CIVILIAN DEFENDER Hemorrhage Arrest Course (HAC)

  • Hyatt Place 650 Bakers Bridge Avenue Franklin, TN, 37067 United States (map)
from 75.00
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THIS 4 HOUR COURSE is designed to prepare the CIVILIAN DEFENDER to deal with the inevitable eventuality of stopping life-threatening bleeding. With the ever increasing frequency of worldwide terror events, active killers, workplace violence incidents and motor vehicle collisions, knowing the proper techniques, tactics and procedures to keep you, your family, friends, parishioners, students and fellow countrymen alive until a higher level of medical care can reach you is ESSENTIAL! This course will prepare you for unexpected (but not unplanned for) emergencies!



  1. Your current medical kit or bag (if you have one) 
  2. Pen and paper for note taking 
  3. Clothing you don’t care about (that can be cut up...trousers and a t-shirt) 
  4. SOF-T tourniquet
  5. H&H Primed Gauze
  6. H&H Compression Bandage
  7. Hyfin Chest Seal


ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Sherman A. House is currently in his 22nd year as a healthcare provider, and is a Hospital, Special Needs and General Dentist just outside of Nashville TN. Prior to his career in dentistry, Dr. House was a Fireman and Emergency Medical Technician in Washington State. Concurrently, he was a Shotgun Messenger for several West Coast Armored Truck companies. He participated in security operations at the 1999 WTO Riots in Seattle WA. He holds undergraduate degrees in Law Enforcement, Cell Biology and Philosophy from Gonzaga University. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the Meharry Medical College with Honors in Nashville TN. He earned a Hospital Dentistry Certificate as the Chief Resident from the Metro General Hospital also in Nashville.


Dr. House is the originator of the CIVILIAN DEFENDER training concept. He has personally saved lives using CPR, Rescue Breathing, AED, TCCC, ACLS, PHTLS and Heimlich Manuever techniques. He has also used a handgun to defend himself from armed attackers. He has studied extensively in the defensive arts, both armed and unarmed, as well as self-defense law, emergency medicine, criminal psychology, tactical driving and other survival skills from Tom and Lynn Givens, Paul Gomez, James Yeager, Andy Stanford, John Farnam, Greg Sullivan, Rob Edwards, Yancey Harrington, John Chapman, Aaron Little, Larry Lindenman, Rob Pincus, Caleb Causey, Dr. Keith Brown, Dr. William Aprill, Chuck Haggard, Massad Ayoob, John Hearne, Claude Werner, Skip Gochenauer, Steve Moses, Darryl Bolke, Larry Vickers, Marty Hayes and Andrew Branca.