76 officers will have kits available for life-threatening incidents
Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 7, 2016) –Fountain police and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs police officers will receive potentially life-saving medical trauma kits from Police Foundation of Colorado Springs with support from Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. “Police Foundation of Colorado Springs is delighted to provide these vital tools to officers in Fountain and at the UCCS,” said Kyle Hybl, PFCS chairman. “These kits, which have been used by Colorado Springs police officers for several years, have helped save lives.” Each kit includes a tourniquet, hemostatic gauze, emergency trauma dressings, a chest seal and a blood-clotting agent.
“We are extremely grateful for the Foundation and its support to our officers and our community,” said Fountain Police Chief Chris Heberer. “These kits will ensure our first responders have every essential and viable tool to help reduce the impact of a serious or critical incident in our community.”
UCCS Police Chief Brian McPike said, “These kits give our police officers another essential tool that assists them in the event of a critical incident response, helping protect them, as well as those within our university community. We’re very thankful for this extremely generous donation in support of our police personnel.”
The Fountain Police Department will receive 55 kits and the UCCS Police Department will receive 21 kits. Police Foundation of Colorado Springs and Penrose St. Francis Health Services provided kits to all Colorado Springs Police Department patrol officers, sergeants and lieutenants and presents kits to each Colorado Springs Police Department Academy graduating class. El Paso County Sheriff Deputies also received donated kits.
“Recent large-scale events in our region have shown once again, that when ‘all hands on deck’ are needed, every department responds,” said Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey. “This is a great way for Police Foundation of Colorado Springs to take care of some of CSPD's trusted partners, and I truly appreciate it.”
PFCS was formed to build effective partnerships that support CSPD and our local community. To learn more about the Foundation and its mission and purpose, or to make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation, visit www.policefoundationofcoloradosprings.org.