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BETHLEHEM — Members of Bethlehem Volunteer Ambulance Corps on Monday gave Region 14 schools bleeding-control kits, which can save a life in the event of major injury.
“I hope we never have to use these,” said Superintendent of Schools Joseph Olzacki as he thanked the EMT contingent who personally delivered the 16 kits to the region’s central office in Woodbury.
Bethlehem Ambulance member Travis Smith said the kits, which come complete with shears, a tourniquet and instructions, were donated by Waterbury Hospital.
“It’s full of life-saving equipment that effectively stops the flow of blood,” Smith said. “Even a cut hand can bleed out in minutes, so these are vitally important to have.”
Olzacki said the kits will be stored in strategic spots around each of the region’s four schools — Bethlehem Elementary, Mitchell Elementary, Woodbury Middle School and Nonnewaug High School.
Smith said more than 1 million people nationwide have been trained on how to use the kits and the goal is to double that number.