An ‘unintentional’ deadly start to 2020

Feb 20, 2020

Tragically the US has been struck with a deadly start to the year as gunfire erupts across the country.

A total of 273 devastatingly unintentional shootings have been recorded in January and February according to the Gun Violence Archives. 

In the United States, over 1.69 million children age 18 and under are living in households with loaded and unlocked firearms, setting the scene for possible tragedy.

In Chicago last weekend 25 people were shot, 11 of them minors and many of them were accidental. The weekend began with a 7-year-old girl reportedly shooting her 11-year-old brother unintentionally. Following this devastating incident, on Saturday a juvenile was playing with a gun in his South Side home when he accidentally shot two relatives. 

Every year, hundreds of American children gain access to firearms and unintentionally shoot themselves or someone else. If children aren’t correctly taught about the dangers surrounding firearms, accidents, as we’ve demonstrated, will happen.

There are many precautions that will help to lower the likelihood of a gun-related accidents such as, locking all firearms away in a secure place and firearm safety training for occupants of households with guns.

Alongside these measures, every household in possession of a firearm should be equipped to deal with an unpredicted shooting to prevent the loss of life.

TyTek Medical are here to help

We continue to develop single-use, emergency pre-hospital medical supplies that are used to prevent to loss of life in those critical minutes before professional help arrives.

Our Bleeding Control Kits were engineered for military but can now been used by members of the public if a catastrophic incident takes place.

The wall-mounted, ADA compliant, stations allow zero responders (bystanders) to administer immediate life-saving trauma care.

Following the demand for our Bleeding Control Stations, we listened to the needs of our customers and developed the Bleeding Control Pouch. This solution product can be worn on a belt offering full mobility or stored at home, work or even in a vehicle in the case of an emergency. We are literally on your side!

Ultimately, we help to educate, equip and empower members of the public to protect themselves and others should the unthinkable happen.

Want to know more?

Visit our website to find out more about our range of emergency supplies, watch a demonstration on how to use our Bleeding Control Station and take a look at our new Bleeding Control Pouch.

If you have any questions regarding your pre-hospital needs, contact one of our specialists today.