Grant pays for kits to be used in case of firearms attack on schools

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Gazette staff
March 10, 2015

JANESVILLE—The Janesville Police Department has received a $10,572 grant from the Esther S. Geffs Fund to pay for emergency medical kits for all public and private Janesville schools.

The money paid for 881 trauma kits for classrooms, according to a police news release.

School staff members are being trained on the use of the kits and trauma care.

The effort is an outgrowth of discussions among Janesville police and fire departments, the Janesville School District and Mercy Health System about the potential for mass casualties from a firearms attack.

Participants came up with a solution of providing lifesaving tools and training at an affordable price, according to the news release.

The Esther S. Geffs Fund is a component of the Janesville Generations Fund, administered by the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin.

For information, call the foundation's Jane Maldonis at 608-758-0883 or 1-800-995-2379 or visit their website at cfsw.org.



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