Wind farm companies donate $21K for safety kits

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December 6, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Representatives from Black & McDonald, a company overseeing construction of a wind farm in Allen County, present a check to Angie Murphy, 911 Communications Director and a member of the Safe Schools Committee. Donations totaling $21,000 will purchase 385 safety kits for area schools. REGISTER/VICKIE MOSS

Comprehensive safety kits will be provided to classrooms across Allen County courtesy of donations from companies working on a wind farm project.

The companies contributed $21,000 to buy 385 “Stop the Bleed” packets. The packets contain items such as a tourniquet and gauze to stop or reduce bleeding in an emergency situation. In situations like a mass shooting or natural disaster, where victims could lose mass amounts of blood quickly, the equipment will help staunch the bleeding until emergency response help can arrive.

During the mass shooting at Columbine High School and a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., victims died from bleeding before help arrived, Allen County Sheriff Bryan Murphy told members of a Safe Schools Committee. But casualties likely were reduced at a shooting scene at a 2017 concert in Las Vegas because military veterans in the audience knew how to stop bleeding.

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