EMS supplying military-grade tourniquets for cops, firefighters

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By Kayla Vaughn

First responders and law officers now have the proper equipment to use in case of a gunshot wound or other serious injury, thanks to an initiative by EMS and the county’s Public Safety Committee.
EMS Director Clay Catoe said his department wanted to do what it could to help other first responders in the county, and it set out to raise $3,500 for the project.
Lancaster businesses have contributed $2,400 so far, enough to buy 100 military-grade tourniquets. The devices are used to stop bleeding after severe injuries.

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