Chicago Installing ‘Bleeding Control Kits' in Hundreds of City Buildings

  • Source: WMAQ-TV NBC 5 Chicago
  • Published: 09/28/2021 12:00 AM

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. OEMC said the kits are being installed under a new program called "Safe Chicago" in partnership with the Chicago Fire Department, Chicago Police Department and the city's Assets and Information Services. "It's just another layer of security and protection," OEMC's Executive Director Rich Guidice said.


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