Mulvane schools getting JACOB Kits for emergencies

Mulvane classrooms will soon have JACOB Kits. They're specifically designed to stop bleeding in a trauma situation, like a car crash or a shooting or natural disaster.

People will gather this evening at the Mulvane Public Library to put the kits together.

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Each kit comes with things like a tourniquet, a chest seal and bandages, along with an instruction book.

The kits are named after 6-year-old Jacob Hall, who was killed in a 2016 school shooting in South Carolina.

A fire lieutenant came up with the idea to create these kits and name them after Jacob.

The meeting is Tuesday night at the Mulvane Public Library from 7:00 - 7:45 p.m..

The man who's bringing them to Mulvane says this is a way to honor Jacob and help prevent others from dying the way he did.

"Jacob wanted to be a superhero when he grew up," said Mulvane JACOB Kit organizer, Mike Bayliff. "So she thought this was a great way that we can name them after Jacob and people will know his name. And in his own little way he's going to be a superhero. So the point of these kits is that if there's a problem, it's not 'hey go get the first aid kit.' Get the JACOB Kit. There's a real distinction between the two - because the JACOB kit is a trauma kit."

Bayliff says the goal is to have one in every classroom and school district vehicle in Mulvane.

Teachers will be trained to use them and organizers also plan to get them in churches, businesses and people's cars.

If you'd like to help fund the program, there is a checking account set up at Carson Bank. Donations can be made to Mulvane JACOB Kit. (Mulvane JACOB Kit is not a 501c3 and donations are not tax deductible). The organization says fundraising and training is all volunteer. 100% of the money raised will go directly to purchase kits. They also say no cash withdrawals will be made from the account. Kits will be purchased with the account debit card directly to the medical supply company, which allows the funds to be traced and accounted for.