Colorado Springs Mayor, Steve Bach, commends the Police Foundation for a life-saving donation. He will share his appreciation at the CSPD Police Operations Center on 705 S Nevada Ave, at 3:00 pm.
Police officers and deputies will receive medical trauma kits that will give local law enforcement professionals access to supplies to help them treat a traumatic injury, such as controlling bleeding, until medical help arrives on scene. “Equipping our officers with this kit will allow them to treat citizens, their partners or themselves when time is of the essence and emergency medical service is either immediately unavailable or if the scene is unsafe for them to enter,” said Police Chief Pete Carey.
All of the law enforcement professionals receiving kits will be trained on the proper use of the kit’s contents, which include a combat tourniquet, a blood clotting agent and a chest seal, in addition to other trauma supplies.
Medical Trauma Kit Donation
Over 700 kits will be donated to the police department and sheriff’s office in 2012 and 2013, purchased with funds donated to Police Foundation of Colorado Springs by the Denver-based Anschutz Foundation. A portion of the funding also came from El Paso County Emergency Services Agency.
“Police Foundation of Colorado Springs is honored to provide these trauma kits to the law enforcement professionals serving and protecting Colorado Springs and El Paso County,” said Kyle Hybl, PFCS chairman and president.
The medical trauma kits will be distributed to officers and deputies as they complete training on the proper use of the kit’s contents. Each kit costs $86.17 and were purchased from Rescue Essentials of Salida, Colo.
The Police Foundation of Colorado Springs was formed to build effective partnerships that support the Colorado Springs Police Department and our local community. To learn more about the Foundation and its mission and purpose, or to make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation, visit www.policefoundationofcoloradosprings.org.
Medical Trauma Kit (Tactical Trauma Kit) Contents:
- Combat Application Tourniquet
- CELOX-35 GRAM Pouch (Blood clotting solution)
- Israeli Emergency Bandage – 4”
- Asherman Chest Seal
- EMT Shears, 5.5”
- Compressed Gauze 4.5” x 4.1 yards
- Combat Medic Reinforcement Tape 2” x 100