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NCJ Number: NCJ 241373     Find in a Library
Title: Police Outfitted With Mass Casualty Trauma Kits
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Author(s): Michele Coppola
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 02/2013
Page Count: 0
  Annotation: This article, part of the special issue of TECHBeat, posted on the Web site, discusses the use of mass casualty trauma kits by the Tucson (AZ) Police Department.
Abstract: Following the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, in December of 2012, new efforts are being focused on the issue of school safety and how to keep children and adults safe in school settings. This article, "Police Outfitted With Mass Casualty Trauma Kits," is part of the special issue of TECHBeat posted on the Web site. The article discusses emergency trauma kits used by the Tucson (AZ) Police Department to render first aid and life support on the scene of mass casualty incident similar to what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School or the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The kits are considered critical to providing emergency care to victims during the time when law enforcement officials are occupied with securing the crime scene and stopping any further threats, a time when first responders are unable to treat victims. The kits were developed and funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Metropolitan Medical Response System.
Main Term(s): Victim medical assistance
Index Term(s): Emergency procedures ; Victims of Crime ; School security ; Police emergency planning ; Police emergency procedures ; Victims of violence ; Arizona
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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