An EMS workers helped a victim as Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport held a full-scale disaster drill with Atlanta Firefighters, law enforcement, rescue personnel and nearly 150 volunteers who participated in a triennial exercise known as Big Bird on Thursday, April 12, 2018. (Photo by Phil Skinner)
Photo: PHIL SKINNER
Photo: PHIL SKINNER

Hartsfield-Jackson to install bleed control kits to respond to emergencies

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport plans to install bleed control kits across the airport in case of emergencies.

Such kits can be used by emergency responders during shootingsmass casualty events or other incidents.

The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department requested the installation of bleed control kits in the airport terminal complex. Hartsfield-Jackson already has automated external defibrillators across the terminals and concourses.

The Atlanta airport plans to spend $200,000-$500,000 to install cabinets stocked with medical supplies to stop bleeding.

Bleed control kits at other domestic airports include items like gauze, pressure dressing, tourniquets and other medical supplies “to stabilize patients dealing with traumatic injuries,” according to Hartsfield-Jackson.

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Kelly Yamanouchi
Kelly Yamanouchi
Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.
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