This was the subject line in an email first thing this morning from university where I am adjunct faculty. Here is part of the email:
The Emergency Management Division at University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is distributing Gunshot Trauma Kits to interested faculty and staff. These first aid kits are designed to support emergency treatment of penetrating trauma such as bullet or knife wounds. Students will be offered a similar opportunity at a later date.
The kits are free of charge. To obtain a free kit, one must attend a three-hour training session conducted by Denver Health Paramedic Division. You will receive your kit during the training.
First I had no words I could stand to say out loud then I had questions. Since we don't spend our time in one place or one office, will the kit fit in my pocket so I can have it on me at all times? Will they offer protective gear like bullet proof vests so we can be safer wherever we are on a given day? Will I get a similar email for the pre-K to 12th grade public schools where I work?
What does this mean for all of us every day? Should we just on on as we did before except with a kit in my computer bag?
Feeling like a sitting duck?