Bunnell, FL - School Resources Deputies in Flagler County are now equipped with rescue tactical ankle medical kits, thanks to a grant from Walmart, Inc.
The ankle medical kits are worn every day so that deputies can provide immediate care in the case of a traumatic injury. Each kit consists of a tourniquet, Israeli bandages, and tactical nitrile gloves.
“These trauma kits are essential not only in the event of an active assailant incident at a school but in the event of an emergency when a tourniquet may be a lifesaving measure,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Of course our hope is that we’ve over-prepared and we’ll never need them. But we will have them if we do. We appreciate Walmart’s partnership in helping us serve our community in an emergency.”
Deputies also received rifle plates, which are designed to protect them against high energy bullets. They add extra protection to the existing protective vests that the deputies wear every day.
Thirteen deputies are assigned to the SRD Unit. Their job is to improve the relationship between students and Deputy Sheriff's and to help ensure a safe environment for student learning.