The Paris-Lamar County Health District recently donated four “Stop the Bleed” kits to North Lamar ISD(NLISD).
“Gathered with what was provided from Lamar County Adopt‐A‐Cop and Signature Care ER, these kits will help us further meet the requirements on each of our six campuses and the Athletic Facility and Alternative School,” said NL Chief of Police Mike Boaz.
The School Resource Officer (SRO) Crisis Response Kits are designed to provide School Resource Officers with the essential life‐saving equipment to begin treating injured victims until medical personnel arrive.
“Training will soon follow with our staff and students as required by HB 496,” said Boaz.
“Paris Lamar County Health District is excited to donate these to NLISD and help them with emergency preparedness,” said Paris‐Lamar County Health District Program Coordinator Rhonda Brown.
The kits will be distributed to the campus nurses who will place them in locations easily accessible to campus personnel.
On June 15, 2019, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law HB 496, requiring all Texas public schools to participate in “Stop the Bleed” training. Additionally, offering training to students in grades seven and higher, further mandating that all schools install bleeding control kits.