Lake County Sheriff s Office receives trauma bags
The Lake County Sheriff s Office received 15 trauma bags from University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center Thursday.
The bags, which include tourniquets, combat gauze and chest seals, among other items, were requested by Concord Township Fire Chief Mike Warner. The trauma bags were presented to the Sheriff s Office at Fire Station 1 in Concord Township.
We re partners, Warner said. This is our police department in Concord. We do things together. This is just the beginning of future training and procedures that we re going to be able to do together.
Warner said that by using county resources, Concord Township residents save a lot of money.
Through the Lake County Sheriff s Office, the township gets road patrol, dispatch, a detective bureau, courts and a jail.
You don t get that with a community that would try to build a police department, he said. It s a good way to use our resources by working with the sheriff.
Requesting the trauma bags was one way for them to give back to the county.
If we can help our county resources, it s the best thing we can do, he said.
UH Geauga Medical Center President M. Steven Jones said as a hospital, part of its responsibility is to work
collaboratively with community leaders, fire departments and sheriff s offices.
Geauga Medical Center is also taking on the responsibility of becoming a trauma center, Jones said.
With that, it gives us additional responsibilities within the community to partner and identify needs that are unmet needs.
Jones said the medical center wanted to be able to reach out and provide the Sheriff s Office with lifesaving medical resources.
They re first responders just as our paramedics are, he said. We find ourselves in all kinds of situations these days. You never know what you re walking into.
A trauma bag recently was used to save the l adidas zx ife of a man who was shot in eastern Geauga County, but Lake County Chief Deputy Frank Leonbruno said there s no estimate on how many lives will adidas zx be saved per year.
Our hope is that it is never used, Frank Leonbruno said.
There s no date, adidas zx no time you can expect to have to use those.
Leonbruno said it is never known when a multi vehicle pileup on Interstate 90 will happen or when a car will crash into a pole, but wi adidas zx th the trauma bags, they will be prepared.