Lifesaving Kits Pilot rolled out across Kettering Town Centre

Published: Monday, 25th November 2019

A new pilot scheme equipping Kettering town centre businesses and late-night venues with specialist first aid kits is being rolled out in December.

Kettering Pubwatch, in partnership with Kettering Borough Council`s Purple Flag and Community Safety Teams, have provided £1,500 funding to ensure that these lifesaving packs are available across the town centre. Local firm FS Training will be providing 24 specialist kits and training to staff.

On average, it takes an ambulance seven minutes to reach a patient, but bleeding from serious injuries-such as those suffered in a stabbing, shooting, car or industrial accident can prove fatal in as little as three minutes. A Bleed Control Kit can help provide precious time until paramedics arrive at the scene and increase the chances of preventing a fatality.

Conor Paige from Kettering Pubwatch, said:
“If even only one life is saved from the use of these kits, the scheme will have been worth it”.

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:
“I am delighted to announce that these life-saving packs will now be available across Kettering Town Centre”.