A horrific turn of events unfolded last week in a Brooklyn subway as a man in a construction worker disguise unleashed havoc, opening fire and causing at least 29 injuries. For what seemed like a normal morning commute for passengers was suddenly turned upside down as the gunman detonated smoke bombs and fired 33 rounds towards the innocent crowds causing mass panic and trauma.
‘During an afternoon news briefing, a visibly angry Gov. Kathy Hochul decried the bloodshed. “We say no more — no more mass shootings, no more disrupting lives, no more creating heartbreak for people just trying to live their lives as normal New Yorkers. It has to end, and it ends now,” Hochul said.’ - NY Post
The incident was described by the NY Post as a ‘bloodbath’, having seen many graphic images from the horrific attack we can only imagine the shock and trauma the victims and bystanders had experienced. Events like these happen all too often and we know more needs to be done to prevent such incidents and serve justice to those who are affected. In critical moments like these you have to act fast to prevent fatalities, something which doesn’t always come natural to the average person. Nobody expects such a turn of events to happen to them, especially on their morning commute.
It’s extremely unfortunate that we have to be prepared for something like this to happen, however it’s most definitely better to be prepared than having to scramble at ways to save a life. In areas with large gatherings, it’s essential that medical equipment is available and easy to access, as first responders will potentially be delayed due to accessibility to the event. Bystanders to such injuries will need to act fast, as 35% of pre-hospital fatalities are due to bleeding from traumatic injury. It’s not as easy as it sounds to administer emergency first aid, especially when panic, fear and chaos are present. That’s why at TyTek, we make sure our medical supplies are user-friendly, to reassure whoever is administering care that they are able to act in an emergency.
Bleeding Control Stations supplied in Subways
We create time critical emergency supplies such as the Bleeding Control Stations especially for events such as these. As a result of the countless deliberate attacks we see, we have prioritized point-of-injury bleeding control in public spaces to provide necessary care whilst first responders are arriving. Our Standard Bleeding Control Stations contain eight Bleeding Control Kits and a disposable litter. The kits are perforated to ensure that they can be detached and opened quickly and easily.
Every second of the Platinum Ten minutes counts (highlighted in recent medical research as the key time in which you can save lives) and this kit will help you to help others.
Individually the kits contain:
We believe that point-of-injury medical supplies such as our bleeding control stations should be available in all areas with large gatherings such as subway stations, to be prepared and add ease of mind to those who are traveling in such conditions. We are always here to #equip, #educate and #empower with all things medical. To enquire about installing a wall-mounted bleeding control station in your business or station, please get in touch and we’d be happy to help: contact us