Category | Tactical EMS

TCCC: A Highly Valuable Acronym

Posted on 22 July 2014

In today’s world of terrorist attacks, active shooters in schools (or malls or office buildings), workplace violence and other threats, all of which we’ve seen in the past twelve months, it behooves us to prepare ourselves to do more than just shoot back.

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Stop The Bleeding

Posted on 18 July 2014

Recognizing that there are preventable deaths occurring from blood loss resulting from extremity wounds, the ability to control / stop bleeding is highlighted. This week I took a look at two products that are designed for just that purpose: the SWAT-T and QuikClot Combat Gauze.

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The Gerber Bullrush Multi-Tool

Posted on 18 July 2014

Gerber’s Bullrush is a recent release that is basic, comfortable and relatively compact. It has what you need and not a bunch of stuff that you probably don’t.

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Ontario Knife Company Model 4 Strap Cutter

Posted on 09 July 2014

If you do rescue or emergency medical work, or simply want to have a quality strap cutter available, you should check out the Model 4 from Ontario Knife Company. I wasn’t disappointed at all!

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Blue Force Gear Trauma Kit NOW Review

Posted on 04 June 2012

As is the case with most things in the military, they trickle their way down to the civilian market and in to our daily lives. This is the case with what has been dubbed the “Blow Out Kit” (BOK) or “Individual First Aid Kit” (IFAK).

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Deployable Medical Operator Kit from CCJA

Posted on 26 March 2012

In general, most adults today know how to treat the simple stuff; the stuff you deal with at home growing up and if you’re a parent or guardian for children. What many contemporary warriors aren’t trained to do, and it would greatly impact the number of survived injuries if they did, was treat a few common battle wounds that need not be fatal.

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5.11 Tactical: Side Kick Rescue Tool

Posted on 19 December 2011

I’ve been carrying a knife on me for nearly 30 years, and during that time, there have been many advancements in knife materials, quality and designs for specific uses.  Some of those specific designs could be for defense, SCUBA, utility and rescue.  As a police officer and volunteer firefighter, I always have a knife on […]

Adventure Medical kits Sportsman

Posted on 07 March 2011

I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve packed a backpack, my Jeep, truck, etc to head out on a camping trip – sometimes in some fairly remote areas – and not packed any first-aid supplies. Now typically, in my vehicles, I’d have some basic first-aid supplies on hand. That said, sometimes the […]

Adventure Medical Kits Trauma Pak

Posted on 02 March 2011

So, there I was… walking down yet another of the seemingly endless aisles of vendors at SHOT Show this year when I came upon the Adventure Medical Kits (AMK) booth. Well, truth be told, I was looking for it. I had received some of their press releases and wanted to see some of their products […]

TacMed Phantom Litter

Posted on 08 December 2009

I’d be the first to admit that I’m not a combat medic, tactical medic or any other kind of “medic”. I’m one of those people who has had my share of basic first-aid as well as advanced first-aid and the bits and pieces of trauma wound treatment one picks up from true tactical medics. Most […]

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