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North Lamar ISD Receives Stop The Bleed Kits

North Lamar Chief of Police Mike Boaz and Stone Middle School principal Dee Hudson, right, accept four Stop the Bleed kits from Paris-Lamar County Health District Program Coordinator Rhonda Brown, CHW.

Life-saving training to follow for staff and students.

Four Stop the Bleed kits were donated to North Lamar Independent School District by the Paris-Lamar County Health District. The SRO Crisis Response kits provide School Resource Officers with the essential life-saving equipment to treat injured victims until medical personnel arrives.

On June 15, 2019, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law H.B. 496, requiring all Texas public schools to stop the Bleed training and offer training to students in grades seven and higher, and mandated that schools install bleeding control kits.

“Gathered with what Lamar County Adopt-A-Cop and Signature Care E.R. provided, these kits will help us further meet the requirements on each of our six campuses and the Athletic Facility Alternative School,” said N.L. Chief of Police Mike Boaz. “Training will soon follow with our staff and students as required by H.B. 496.”

Paris-Lamar County Health District Program Coordinator Rhonda Brown, CHW, said, “Paris Lamar County Health District is excited to be able to donate these to NLISD and help them with emergency preparedness.”

They will distribute the kits to the campus nurses who will place them in locations easily accessible to campus personnel.