Thursday, September 30, 2021

How long do you think it will take for the kits to be vandalized or stolen?

Chicago puts a BandAID on its gun violence problem

So is "mass shooting" becoming a way of life in Chicago?

Sure looks like it, given Chicago's "solution." 

It's come to this, according to NBC Chicago:

The City of Chicago is installing hundreds of kits in city buildings to treat bleeding gunshot victims under a new program officials say could help save lives in an emergency.

Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications announced earlier this month that the city has begun installing 426 wall mounted "Bleeding Control Kits" in 269 buildings across the city. 

Those buildings include City Hall, Chicago Public Library locations, the Chicago Cultural Center, medical clinics, senior centers and more.

Here's more about them:

Each of the kits contain enough supplies to treat eight victims, with tourniquets, gauze, shears, gloves and an instruction manual. 

"The box has eight tourniquets and also gauze, so it's basically to stop the bleeding," Guidice said.

The city purchased the kits for $500 apiece through the federal Urban Areas Security Initiative grant, which was large enough that more will likely be installed in CTA stations and park district sites, according to OEMC.

 Officials also noted that bleeding emergencies can stem from multiple causes: "falls, penetrating injuries, gunshot wounds and more."

Sounds a little pricey.  Here's what the kits include:


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