Prevea Health donated 500 emergency kits to Door County schools as part of Door County Emergency Services’ (DCES) efforts to better prepare for active shooter and hostile events.
“Unfortunately, no community is immune to the threat of an active shooter or other hostile event,” said Aaron LeClair, Deputy Director of Door County Emergency Services. “It is our job to prepare for these potential scenarios as best we can.”
The kits will be placed in all occupied classrooms, administrative offices and school buses within the Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door and Washington Island School Districts. The kits contain a variety of medical supplies designed to control bleeding.
“The kits can help save lives in the time it takes first-responders to arrive to the scene,” said LeClair, who has helped to train nearly 300 staff members in Door County schools to use the tourniquets and pressure bandages included in the kits.
“While we hope these kits never have to be used, we are more than happy to provide them knowing they have the potential to save lives,” said Dr. Ashok Rai, President and CEO at Prevea Health.