PITTSFIELD, Mass. (NEWS10)—The Pittsfield Fire Department wrote a Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) grant in the fall of 2019 for 15 active shooter first aid kits. That’s one for each public school in Pittsfield, including Berkshire Community College.
Eric Lamoureaux, from the Pittsfield Public School Department, said Monday the kits will go into the schools by the first week of February. Once at the schools, the nursing staff with go through the kits and then train others on the first aid teams.
They will go through the kits and familiarize themselves with what’s in each kit and how to use it. Lamoureaux says he hopes the kits will be in use by the beginning of March.
Even though the emergency first aid kits are designed for an active shooter situation, Chief Sammons says they can be used for everyday first aid.