Johnstown PD K-9 Field Trauma Kits Fund

The K-9 First Aid Field Trauma Kit provided by PPA is designed for use by Law Enforcement, EMS, Search & Rescue, and Military K-9 Units. This kit contains specific supplies needed to treat the dog for injuries ranging from gunshot and knife wounds to snake bites.

k9 traumaThe K-9 Tactical First Aid Field Trauma Kit is the most complete and versatile professional K-9 first aid kit available and is military grade. The kit’s versatility makes it the perfect choice for working K-9s.

K-9 teams face substantial risks on a daily basis. These dogs have been punched, stabbed, poisoned and shot by fleeing suspects. Those who work in Search & Rescue, Tracking, Apprehension and Explosive Detection teams have an increased risk of injury due to extreme environmental conditions, poisoning, or explosion.

The K-9 Tactical Field Kit is designed to enable handlers to provide lifesaving treatment to injured canines at the point of injury or when veterinary care is not immediately available. This kit and its contents are compact, durable and allow reliable and versatile interventions wherever the need arises. The kit provides the necessary tools to 80-0301_aaddress the major traumatic injuries common to K-9’s operating in the military and law enforcement environment as well as common K-9 emergencies such as bloat, heat injury, and toxic ingestion. Offering a large central compartment and multiple attachment points, this kit maximizes storage space while maintaining a compact and light-weight profile at only 5lbs fully packed. The Tactical kit bag is constructed of rouged 500D Cordura. The kit can be slung over the shoulder in bandolier fashion, hand-carried, or worn around the waist as a belly-bag. The trauma kit can also be attached to the K-9 ballistic vests and K-9 cooling vests provided by PPA.

k9While emergency care is readily available to the police officer, the same cannot be said of the their canine partner. Training officers to administer first aid to their injured canine partner is only part of the solution, equipping them with a K-9 first aid field trauma kit for use in the field can make a huge difference. In addition, everything in the K-9 First Aid Field Trauma Kit can also be used on the handler providing an additional layer of emergency trauma care available on-scene.

k9-2Equipping their human partner for emergency trauma care could save the life of the K-9. Distribution of these kits will give the officer the means to do just that. The kit also contains a quick-reference field guide and video training tutorials on how to use the contents. PPA also works with the K-9 Units’ local Vet(s) to ensure proper equipment training.

The majority of government agencies do not have the budget to obtain this equipment. Some prohibit funds from being used to purchase equipment that is “not for human use”. Many agencies leave the burden of purchasing K-9 equipment with the handler.

These K-9 first aid field trauma kits are the best available and as such come with a hefty cost of $350 per unit. However that cost is nothing compared to the loss of a K-9’s life.

Johnstown PD K-9 Unit needs 4 kits totaling $1450 (includes shipping). 

Please help us raise the required funds by making a tax-deductible donation to the Johnstown PD K-9 Field Trauma Kit Fund by using the PayPal button below.

Funds donated using the button below go directly to funding JPD’s kits.




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Kit Contents*

Kit contents are subject to change without notice. Kits are ordered specifically for each K-9 and include items not listed below. Additional items included are determined by the K-9′s specialities, certifications, region, and/or environment. All kits are pre-assembled and purchased through a supplier. Project Paws Alive does not make these kits.

The K-9 First Aid Field Trauma kit typically contains multiples of the below:

  • Tactical kit bag constructed of rouged 500D CORDURA Solution-Dyed Nylon
  • S-Rolled Gauze
  • ETD™ 4 in. Emergency Trauma Dressing
  • ETD™ Abdominal Emergency Trauma Dressing
  • Combat Gauze Hemostatic Dressing
  • NAR Needleless Saline Lock Kit
  • ARS® Needle Decompression Kit (14 G x 3.25 in.)
  • Petrolatum Gauze (3 in. x 18 in.)
  • SAM® Splint II (36 in. x 4.25 in.)
  • Trauma Shears (7.25 in.)
  • Eye Wash Solution
  • Splinter Forceps
  • Bear Claw™ Nitrile Trauma Gloves (5 pr.)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (8 oz)
  • Digital Veterinary Thermometer
  • Tactical Black Muzzle
  • Veterinary Elastic Adhesive Tape
  • Veterinary Elastic Adhesive Tape
  • Black Flexible, Self-Adherent Bandaging Tape
  • Veterinary Tissue Adhesive
  • Veterinary Venom Pen
  • Veterinary Anaphylaxis Pen
  • QuikClot Combat Gauze Pro Z-fold
  • *Other medical items as deemed necessary by the type of K-9 (SAR, Narcotics, Explosives, etc.).