Wearable first aid and trauma pack for 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 to citizen first responders from shootings, stabbings and blast shrapnel. The B L AID+ pack is accompanied by a comprehensive practical led course and blended e-learning to provide essential advice on how to stay safe and administer treatment.

Tremaine Kent, Director of TRISAT, said, “It is human nature to want to help other people in trouble in emergency situations, but as testimonies in the recent inquest into the London Bridge attacks of 2017 have shown, ‘Good Samaritans’ can themselves become victims. We have developed the B L AID+ system to give first responders and workplace first aiders enhanced protection to confidently and effectively treat casualties during a serious incident.”

The B L AID+ system is constructed of 100% DuPont™ Kevlar® ballistic and stab protection and 100% MicrAgard™ PLUS material for infection control. It features a catastrophic trauma kit, a holistic and effective system to stop lethal bleeds in an emergency and a medium BS8599-1 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 adds, “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 UK in 2019 so far. It is vital that the first people on the scene have access to protection as well as the right equipment and training, in order to treat the injured, without putting themselves at further risk.”

The B L AID+ system and practical led course is highly suitable for use in: offices, schools, shops, pubs, entertainment venues and anywhere else where people gather. It is Ideal for first responders, corporate first aiders, security personnel, public facing lone workers, aid workers and anyone travelling to volatile areas.