On Thursday, October 27, Blue Forever Inc. and Priority Management Services on behalf of Chateau D’Ville Rehab and Retirement Center donated 110 QuikClot Belt Trauma Kits to the APSO.
Each kit contains a face shield, gloves, a SWAT tourniquet, and a lifesaving hemostatic gauze quikclot. The belt kit is small and compact and can be worn on a belt or can fit in a cargo pants pocket.
The kit was specifically developed to provide tools for a single bleeding injury.
“We are so appreciative of the QuikClot Trauma kits donated by Blue Forever Inc. and Priority Management Services,” said Chief Deputy Bobby Webre. “The kit will help our deputies in assisting citizens when dealing with motor vehicle accidents, gunshot, knife or other assault wounds, or any situation that involves traumatic bleeding,” he added.
Blue Forever, Inc., is a non-profit organization that was established in 2012 from a high school senior, Kelly Abbott, who created the program as a senior project. She began a fundraiser and designed law enforcement themed shirts and took the sales from the shirts to purchase the QuikClot kits and donate them to law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.
To date, over 2,050 kits have been donated to more than 50 law enforcement agencies.
For more information about the program you may visit their website, www.blueforever.org or on facebook, Blue Forever Inc.
Pictured is: Captain Donald Capello, Deputy Jaamal Lee, Deputy Chase Blanchard, Mike Vansant of Blue Forever Inc., Casey Kennedy and Kim Picou from Chateau D’Ville, Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, Deputy Daniel Goppelt, and Deputy Owen Dempsey.