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WATCH | NPC purchases 30 emergency response bags

by Lance Brownfield | March 21, 2023 at 4:03 a.m.
Through funds provided by the Elisabeth D. Wagner Foundation, National Park College was able to purchase one emergency response bag for each of the 30 buildings on campus, with the hopes of buying more in the future. - Photo by Lance Brownfield of The Sentinel-Record.

National Park College's Health and Safety Team recently purchased 30 emergency response bags and supplies using a $2,500 grant from the Elisabeth D. Wagner Foundation.

Part of a larger plan to purchase enough for every department leader across the college, the school now has one bag for every building on campus, according to a news release.

Each bag is equipped with a CPR mask, tourniquet, campus map, a list of automated external defibrillator and first-aid kit locations and other safety and security supplies. The bags will allow building captains to react to emergency situations before first responders arrive on scene, but can be used by first responders, as well.

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"This just adds to our safety," Jessie Ellis, NPC Health and Safety Program manager, said. "The depths of our initiatives on campus, and we're excited about moving on to the next phase of this project and equipping every building captain with that -- those supplies."

With almost 80 building captains in total, NPC hopes to continue purchasing these bags until each building captain has one. There are at least two for each floor in every building on campus.

The Health and Safety team are also working to provide all employees and students with training in CPR/First Aid and Stop the Bleed, the release said.

"The goal is to train and equip as many people on campus with the skills and materials they might need to ensure their own safety and the safety of others at NPC," Ellis said in the release.

  photo  Jessie Ellis has been the Health and Safety Program manager at National Park College since 2020. - Photo by Lance Brownfield of The Sentinel-Record.

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