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Pictured (from left to right): Lenoir Police Chief Brent Phelps, Hudson Police Chief Brandon Nelson, Robin Nicholson from Duke Energy, Caldwell County Sheriff Alan Jones, Granite Falls Police Chief Brine Branham, and Lieutenant Doug Dupell, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office
Courtesy of Caldwell County Government

First Aid Kits Provided For Caldwell County Classrooms

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office recently received Individual First Aid Kits for all 1,172 classrooms in the Caldwell County School System.

Caldwell County is the first county in North Carolina and the second in the U.S. to provide these kits in every classroom in every school in its district. The kits contain tools to treat emergency needs of an individual and contain life saving items should the need for them arise.

The kits are part of a partnership for the “Minutes Matter” project and were made possible by Safeguard Medical Company, a Veteran-Driven, North Carolina-based company located in Huntersville, NC. Additionally, the company uses products made in the USA to create the kits.

To fund the project, Caldwell County received donations from Duke Energy, The Broyhill Foundation, Bernhardt Furniture, and an anonymous donor.