Why do schools need trauma kits? According to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there were 160 active shooter incidents between 2000 and 2013, with the frequency of incidents increasing annually. Schools pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and institutions of higher education have accounted for over 24% of these incidents, making schools the second most vulnerable location for an active shooter event. Additionally, educational facilities have accounted for some of the higher casualty counts in active shooter events.
Although more than half of these horrific events ended in five minutes or less, devastating damage was already done. Law enforcement responds within minutes, but it could take hours for a scene to be declared safe. Meanwhile, victims of the event could need lifesaving medical treatment immediately. A Tramedic™ trauma kit places the necessary equipment in anyone’s hands… So that every life that can be saved will be saved.