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(Video) Train and Equip Officers for Self-Care/Buddy Care

Don Alwes emphasizes the critical life-saving nature of first-aid equipment and training so wounded LEOs can treat themselves and fellow officers.

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Florida Deputy Shot in Leg Saved by Quick Action by Fellow Officers

A deputy with the Pasco Sheriff's Office who was shot in the leg received life-threatening injuries but was quite likely saved by the quick action taken by other officers at the scene.

Tourniquet, Ballistic Vest Save Life of Oregon Officer After Being Shot

An officer with the Salem (OR) Police Department is recovering after being shot several times during a traffic stop on Tuesday night.

New York Officers Use Tourniquet to Save Man's Life After Chainsaw Accident

Two officers with the New York Police Department acted quickly in aiding a man whose arm was nearly completely severed in a chainsaw accident in the Bronx.

Arkansas Officer Helps Save Infant Hit by Car

Officer Keith Baggett was dispatched to the 1-year-old’s home Saturday. “I did a quick assessment on the child and determined he was not breathing and did not have a pulse, so I immediately began CPR,” said Baggett.

Tactical Medical Response to School Shootings

Officers trained in first aid responding to school shootings have to do what they can to help the victims who can be saved.

Combat Gauze

QuikClot Combat Gauze puts life-saving bleeding control technology into the hands of trained law enforcement officers who are often the first points of care on a scene.

KGS TraumaFX Debuts Advanced K-9 Emergency Medical Training Simulator

TraumaFX, a division of Kforce Government Solutions Inc. (KGS) and a leading global provider of advanced, ruggedized human and canine medical training simulators, has announced the commercial availability of what the company calls the most-advanced canine medical simulator available - K9 Diesel.

Officer Who Saved YouTube Shooting Victim’s Life Honored by City

At Tuesday night’s Pacifica City Council meeting, Officer Joseph Gomez was presented with the Departmental Life Saving Medal for his actions during the attack on April 3.

K-9 First Aid Basics Gallery

At a minimum, veterinarians recommend that K-9 handlers carry a first-aid kit, learn how to give injections, and know how to administer oxygen. A brief session with your veterinarian or even a vet tech should be sufficient to learn how to correctly give injections. Here are some photos to illustrate proper first-aid techniques. For more information about first aid that handlers should know, read the POLICE Magazine article K-9 First-Aid Kit Basics.