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Grant provides 287 ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits to the McKinney Fire Department
By McKinney Fire Department
Nov 15, 2019
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The Stop the Bleed kits will be placed
in locations around McKinney

McKinney, Texas (Nov. 13, 2019) – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) was selected to receive a grant award of almost $20,000 from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to purchase 287 Stop the Bleed kits.

They will be strategically located in city facilities along with automated external defibrillator (AED) devices. The kits to stop serious bleeding injuries will also be passed out to businesses and churches that take part in MFD’s Ready to React training.

The Stop the Bleed kits are an important part of the McKinney Fire Department’s Ready to React program that offers training in Stop the Bleed and Hands-Only CPR in a free one-hour class. Hundreds of people who live and work in McKinney have already taken the class. For more information on Ready to React, go to www.mckinneytexas.org/ready.

“The McKinney Fire Department feels that it is key to teach the people in our community these two very basic lifesaving skills and to give them the tools to successfully step up and help during a crisis,” said Merit Ossian, MFD Public Information Officer and Education Coordinator. “We thank the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for the generous grant that is helping us protect the people of McKinney.”

More information can be located at https://www.stopthebleed.org/ and https://www.firehousesubs.com/public-safety-foundation/