Law enforcement gets life-saving new gear

Hospitals donated life saving kits to police (Source: WAFF)
Hospitals donated life saving kits to police (Source: WAFF)
The life saving kits that the hospital donated to police (Source: WAFF)
The life saving kits that the hospital donated to police (Source: WAFF)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville Hospital donated hundreds of life saving kits to Huntsville police, Madison police and Madison County Sheriff Departments.

The kits are the same ones used by the military for severe trauma cases. Each kit contains a tourniquet, scissors, a knife, duct tape, gloves and bandages. Every officer and deputy will be trained on how to use the kits to stop excessive bleeding.

"Our deputies at the end of the day they're always out and they're always on patrol," Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning said. "So having kits like this and the ability and training to utilize it in the fashion in which their designed gives us a tremendous piece of equipment and another tool in order to save lives."

Dorning said learning how to use the kits will be a part of September training for the deputies and he hopes the kits will be in every patrol car by October.

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