Indiana State Police receive tourniquets from IU Health

(WISH Photo/Kevin Stinson)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — In an emergency, seconds can mean the difference between life and death.

Two local organizations are taking steps to use that time to save lives. Indiana University Health and its affiliated foundations presented Indiana State Police with lifesaving tourniquets on Friday.

IU Health will train more than 1,000 law enforcement officials on how to use the tourniquets during an emergency situation.

The Indiana State Police understand the potential life-saving impact of the donation.

“This piece of equipment and then the training — which is the most important part of it that follows with the equipment — literally will save lives,” Indiana State Police Colonel Mark French said. “And not just our troopers’ lives, but the lives of the people that we have to encounter either in a good way or a bad way.”

The donation is part of a community-wide push to equip law enforcement with trauma kits in case of an emergency.

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