Stamford police learn new lifesaving skills

Stamford police today learned some new skills that the department says will help officers be more prepared to save a life.



The officers were taught how to use all the devices inside of trauma kit. The kit includes items such as a tourniquet, a defibrillator and a trauma bag.



The trauma bag, police say, can be used to save an officer if they are shot on the job. They'd be able to minimize or stop the bleeding until they get the officer to a hospital. They say they decided to hand out these kits due to the rise in violence against police officers.



Police say they are hoping to get 64 kits. 



Officers also went over CPR training, how to deal with airborne diseases and other safety and lifesaving measures. Their training will continue over the next several weeks


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