Lifesaving Emergency Packs Given To Iraqi Army Troops
The medical treatment of troops in the field often depends not only on the training of the soldiers who respond to injuries, but also to the quality of the gear and materials available. To help with this issue, the 64th Armor Regiment, 1st Battalion assembled several trauma emergency lifesavings kits, and gave them to the Iraqi Army
Iraqi Army Troops with 1st Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Brigade, and 6th Iraqi Army Division received the kits and were given training in their use. They will use these kits to treat combat injuries that their soldiers suffer, and it will be a welcome addition to their live saving gear.
“These kits will give the Iraqi Army medics the ability to respond with the material they need, to treat the soldier with quality medical treatment at the point of injury,” said 1st Sgt Joseph Onove. Sergeant Onove is part of the IA 3rd Battalion Military Transition Team.
The kits are very helpful in treating battlefield and combat injuries. The kits contain dressings, bandages, splints, antiseptic and alcohol, and other materials used in emergency medical kits. The Iraqi Soldiers receiving these kits are also being given courses in advanced lifesaving techniques, and CPR and basic first aid.
“We are just really trying to equip our Iraqi Army counterparts with as much material and training as we can give them to allow them to be successful,” said Major Timothy Hayden, the Executive officer for the 1-64 Armor Regiment.