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Over Forty Cities to Receive Personal Protective Equipment

3/7/2018


Media Contact:
Miranda Pomiecko: (216) 698-2546; mpomiecko@cuyahogacounty.us


CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH – The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Safety and Justice Services is purchasing ballistic vests, ballistic helmets and medical response bags for Rescue Task Force specialty teams throughout the county. The personal protective equipment will allow EMS personnel, along with police force protection, to enter areas that are cleared but not secured by law enforcement to swiftly provide critical, time sensitive medical care to active shooter victims. Research shows that the quicker a victim is provided critical medical care, the better chance of survival.

The County's award will purchase 114 sets of PPE (vests, helmets & medical bags) to be distributed to nearly 50 community safety forces participating in the Rescue Task Force.

“We are proud to play a significant role in this important public safety initiative,” said County Executive Armond Budish. “The purchase of this safety equipment will help our local medical and law enforcement personnel provide critical medical care to victims more quickly to increase chances of survival.”

All PPE vests and helmets are made in the United States, and the medical bags are assembled in the U.S.