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Crisis Kits Donated for Greene County Classrooms

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Greene County schools are becoming better prepared to deal with emergencies. They will soon have a crisis box in every classroom.

Friday, the Public Safety Foundation of Greene County presented 115 crisis response kits, enough to fill half of the division’s classrooms. Middle school students had a chance to check out the supplies as well as meet and greet with Sheriff Steve Smith.

“It’s good to have some extra stuff so they can take care of it until 911 gets here,” said fifth-grade student Quinn Henkel.

The foundation raised about $2,500 to provide the boxes through raffles and fundraisers. And they aren't your average first aid kits; they have advanced dressings, sterile water, shears, light sticks and other items to help during a potentially life-threatening event.

"We have been looking at our emergency procedures and going through a process to really revise things to make sure we are prepared in case of an emergency,” said Superintendent Andrea Whitmarsh. “One of the recommendations made to us throughout these processes was to have crisis kits in our classrooms."

Every teacher in the school division will receive training on how and when to use the kits.

The foundation donated enough kits to fill half of the division's classrooms Friday. The remaining kits will be funded with a grant received by Greene's CERT, which is a trained community emergency response team.

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