One day after a threat of a shooting on campus, California State University Long Beach installed "Stop The Bleed" survival kits.
They will be placed in every AED or Automated External Defibrillator cabinet on campus with signs on the outside so students and staff know exactly where the kits are. In addition, staff from Dignity Health will be on campus demonstrating how to apply a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.
St. Mary Medical Center received a grant from a private foundation for $7,500 to buy 100 survival kits.
They will be placed at Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach City Colleges and some city buildings. The tourniquet in the kit is the same device that police and military use if they encounter a person with a life-threatening hemorrhage on an arm or a leg.
The delivery of the kits to Cal State Long Beach had been planned weeks before the campus received a threat of a shooting on campus on May 9. University and police investigated the threat and determined it wasn't credible.