By Tim Kowols
Door County School Districts are more prepared for active shooter and hostile events thanks to the donation of 500 emergency kits. Door County Emergency Services and Prevea Health, which works with Hospital Sisters Health System facilities like Door County Medical Center, teamed together to make sure every occupied classroom, administrative office, and school bus were equipped with the materials needed to stop blood loss. Deputy Director of Door County Emergency Services Aaron LeClair says this is part an effort that has been going on for over three years to keep schools and other public spaces prepared.
Sturgeon Bay School District Superintendent Dan Tjernagel says the kits will fill a void missing from their emergency response plans.
Door County Emergency Services has trained nearly 300 staff members in Door County to use tourniquets and pressure bandages in the case of an active shooter or hostile event.