STATEHOUSE – The House of Representatives voted in support of State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation that would place life-saving kits in Indiana public schools.
“In the rare case of an emergency, ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits would be available in schools so school employees can react quickly and help injured students, teachers or other school visitors,” Frye said. “These kits can be used for a variety of emergency situations ranging from a common playground accident to an active shooter event.”
“Stop the Bleed” is a nationwide initiative encouraging bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
Frye said at least five school employees would need to be trained to use the kits, which consist of instructional documents, a tourniquet endorsed by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, bandages and other medical materials.
According to Frye, the Indiana Hospital Association offered to donate the kits to start the program, and local fire departments have also indicated support for training school employees on how to use the kits.
House Bill 1063 now moves to the Senate for further consideration. For more information, visit iga.in.gov.
Frye (R-Greensburg) represents House District 67, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties, as well as portions of Decatur, Jennings, Jefferson and Dearborn counties.