Donations to help police department in critical situations

Donations to help police department in critical situations
Pictured left to right: the "A Squad" Sgt. Mark Walker, Cpl. Jeff Shirley, Cpl. Kevin Eddings, Lt. Brent McCain, Cpl. Stephen Pace(Source: Lt. Scott Snyder)

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Paragould Police Department recently received donations to help trauma victims and victims of cardiac arrest.

Lt. Scott Snyder with PPD said Friday the Emergency Room and EMS staff at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould donated the first-aid gear to each officer in the department.

The kids include EMS shears, Kerlix, tape, trauma dressing and more.

"But the one that may be most critical are the AMBU bags that each officer will now have available at all times," Lt. Snyder said.

Each officer will now have the reusable resuscitator on hand when on the job.

"As we have just recently completed CPR recertifications, these new tools could greatly improve our flexibility and capability in aiding victims of cardiac arrest," Lt. Snyder said.

Last year, Paragould police officers received Individual First Aid Kits. Lt. Snyder said both kits will help their officers administer first aid and self-aid in critical situations.

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