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Illinois Valley Adds Bleeding Control Kits to Classrooms

24 percent of active shootings happen in schools. To help increase survival Illinois Valley is adding bleeding control kits to each classroom.

Posted: Oct 19, 2018 5:10 PM
Updated: Oct 19, 2018 5:48 PM

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The FBI says active shootings are on the rise. 24 percent of active shootings happen in schools.

That's why the Illinois Valley School District, Fire Department and Siskiyou Community Health worked together to provide bleeding control kits to every school in the Three River School District.

These kits will be as available as AEDs or fire extinguishers. These kits help someone from bleeding to death from a gun shot wound.

Dennis Hole the Fire Chief at Illinois Valley Fire District says "In the recent Las Vegas shooting the lose of life there would have been significantly more had it not been for first responders that were off duty and citizens that were trained in bleeding control."

In 2016 to 2017 there were 221 people killed from an active shooting. Having these kits can greatly increase the chances of surviving a shooting.

Dennis says "This subject is near and dear to me. i've been to two of these events in my career or have had a significant lose of life and injuries."

140 kits were bought by Siskiyou Community Health. Each kit is just a one time use.

Dennis says Our hope is that we don't ever have to use them, however our community will be better prepared for a traumatic event should it occur in one of our schools."

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