The Buckhead Coalition has introduced a trauma kit program for front-line police officers.

Trauma packs, obtained from a California firm, contain gauze, a tourniquet, compression dressing, a pair of  gloves and a field application card.  The trauma kits are in specially-designed packs and have a three-year shelf life.

The initial distribution will provide 30 for officers in Buckhead, 30 for Midtown, and 30 downtown, in an introductory program for a city-wide coverage budget estimated at approximately $75,000, the coalition said.

Coalition president Sam Massell said A.J. Robinson, president of downtown’s Central Atlanta Progress (CAP), and Keith Green, president of Midtown Alliance, have agreed to take part in the program.

Sam Massell with trauma packs