The Tucson Police Department is crediting its new Individual First Aid Kits (IFAKs) with reducing the number of deaths of crime victims and others in medical distress. Since the IFAKs were deployed in 2014, every officer can address traumatic injuries while a scene is still active, before emergency medical personnel can arrive. The practice has been very successful and has attracted the attention of law enforcement communities across the country.
TPD reports 65 uses of the kits in 2014, followed by 88 uses in 2015. So far in 2016, seven IFAKs have been used. The military-style kits include tourniquets, QuikClot Combat Gauze, HALO Chest Seals, and more.