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Signal 99 Present Tecumseh Police Individual First Aid Kits

 

Countywide & Sun/Suzie Campbell

Josh Caudle and Emma Minyard (right) presented Tecumseh Police Chief JR Kidney (center), Assistant Chief Mike Mallinson (far left) and Dakota Snow with individual first aid kits.

Signal 99 Foundation donated fourteen life-saving Individual First Aid Kits (IFAKs) to the Tecumseh Police Department Monday, April 29.

"Our mission is to provide law enforcement with the tools necessary to stabilize officers with life threatening trauma before emergency medical arrives," said Signal 99 representative Josh Caudle.

We discovered that most police agencies do not issue tourniquets to their officers, mostly because they lack the funding to issue tourniquets and train their officers on proper application during a life-or-death incident.

During further research, we discovered that this was a nationwide problem. A standard tourniquet costs about $30 while certified agency training costs around $140 per officer, per hour. Thus, the Signal 99 Foundation was born.

Signal 99 is a code that means "officer in need of assistance" and that is what our organization is here to do: assist law enforcement. With our IFAKs (Individual First Aid Kits) and the proper training, we believe that we can cut the number of duty related deaths down significantly.

This organization is dedicated in memoriam of Officer Justin Terney, Tecumseh #16 and every other police officer who has given the ultimate sacrifice. We are currently only operating in the state of Oklahoma but have future plans to expand nationwide with the public's help. To find out more about Signal 99 Foundation or to make donations visit Signal 99 on FaceBook.

The kits consists of:

- Operator IFAK Pouch

- SOF-T Tourniquet

- Hyfin Vent Chest Seal

- Pressure Dressing

- Hemostatic Dressing

- Trauma Shears

- Naso Airway

- Nitrile Gloves

 

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