Wearable First Aid and trauma pack launched to protect citizen first responders

TRISAT, a British company specialising in the protection of people and assets, has launched the B L AID+ (Ballistic Advanced Incident Defence System). The wearable First Aid and trauma pack helps to mitigate the risks posed to citizen first responders from shootings, stabbings and blast shrapnel. The pack is accompanied by a comprehensive practical instruction course and blended e-learning to provide essential advice on how to stay safe and administer treatment.

Tremaine Kent, director of TRISAT, stated: “It’s human nature to want to help other people who are in trouble during emergency situations, but as the testimonies given at the recent inquest into the London Bridge terror episodes of 2017 have shown, ‘good samaritans’ can themselves become victims. We’ve developed the B L AID+ system to give first responders and workplace First Aiders enhanced protection such that they can confidently and effectively treat casualties during a serious incident.”

The B L AID+ system is constructed of 100% DuPont Kevlar ballistic and stab protection material complying with NIJ0101.04/IIIA, STANAG 2920 V50.580m/s and KR2/SP2 knife and spike protection standards, as well as 100% MicrAgard PLUS material for infection control. It features a catastrophic trauma kit, an holistic and effective system designed to stop lethal bleeds in an emergency and a medium BS 8599-1 First Aid kit to treat up to 25 people in high-risk workplaces.

For added flexibility, the B L AID+ system also features a personal respirator for self-rescue during emergencies involving hazardous smoke and fumes, along with a VizShock personal attack alarm system that uses a multi-frequency red and blue pulse to pause and deter an assailant.

Tremaine Kent

Tremaine Kent

Kent added: “Terrorist attacks are an obvious use for the B L AID+ system, but knife crime is an even broader threat with 100 people fatally stabbed in the UK so far this year. It’s vital that the first people on the scene have access to protection as well as the right equipment and training needed to treat the injured without putting themselves at further risk.”

The B L AID+ system is suitable for use in offices, schools, shops, pubs, entertainment venues and, indeed, anywhere else where people gather. It’s ideal for first responders, corporate First Aiders, security personnel, public-facing lone workers, aid workers, journalists and anyone travelling to volatile areas.

*For more details on the B L AID+ Ballistic Advanced Incident Defence System and the associated training course visit www.trisat.co.uk or telephone +44 (0) 333 577 0899

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