Parkland Shooting Survivor Receives Civic Award
Student Who Raised Money to Buy Trauma Kits for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to be honored by Parkland Florida Mayor with Civic Award
Using the money Aidan raised selling t-shirts online, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School placed bleeding control kits across the campus, in safe areas, accessible from all classrooms and common areas inside and outside the school, with a total treatment capacity of 360 individuals.
In recognition of his efforts, Rescue Essentials awarded Aidan Spitzer $1,000, which he then donated to the Safe Schools for Alex fund. That fund was created by the family of Alex Schacter to support the efforts of nationwide school safety for all teachers and students.
"I want to recognize Aidan and the Spitzer family for their fortitude in a horrible situation. Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky has picked a tremendous individual to receive the Civic Award," said Jim Seidel, CEO at Rescue Essentials. "Working with the Coral Springs Fire Department, first responders and school representatives in Parkland reaffirms our mission and underscores the significant benefit of access to bleeding control equipment during any catastrophe."
Stopping the bleed is a critical factor in the survival from massive hemorrhage injuries sustained in an active shooter incident. More schools and campus safety officers are acting on recommendations for the Department of Homeland Security to educate students on bleeding control techniques. Aidan Spitzer realized the need for life-saving emergency medical kits and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas students reached out to Rescue Essentials, who custom-configured the trauma kits for the school.
About Rescue Essentials
Since 2007, Rescue Essentials has remained focused on its original goal—to offer top quality tactical, emergency, combat, and outdoor medical products at affordable prices, delivered in a timely manner with flat rate $4.99 shipping. Rescue Essentials core capabilities include the design, manufacture, and assembly of purpose-built trauma and medical kits for law enforcement, Fire/EMS, government agencies, schools, and the private sector.