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Lessons Learned from a Very Bloody Week

It will be many months before we have the final reports on the Colorado Springs and San Bernardino active shooter attacks. But initial reports can give us an outline of what occurred during these two bloody incidents and perhaps enough insight to yield some important lessons learned.

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The Value of Tactical EMS Training

When responding to violent events such as an active shooter, after we've neutralized the threat, we can extend our life-saving abilities by managing and treating the damage done by the perpetrators.

Providing Trauma Care

It can take time for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to arrive on scene. During that time law enforcement officers may be the only medical care available. So officers need to be trained to supply that care.

SHOT Show 2013: Amchar's Sons Trauma Kit

Amchar Wholesale introduced a compact tactical medical kit at SHOT Show developed by the military minds at the Phokus Research Group that operators can carry with them into harm's way.

SHOT Show 2013: Leatherman's Raptor Shears

The 420HC stainless-steel Raptor shears also offer a strap cutter, oxygen wrench, ring cutter, and carbide-tip glass breaker. The shears lock in an open position and can fold for transport in a hard carrying case.

Trauma Care on the Front Lines of Patrol

North American Rescue's combat medical training provides police first responders with basic focused training on applying pressure dressings, tourniquets, haemostatic agents, control hypothermia, as well as how to reduce tension pneumothorax.

DHS Technologies' Antimicrobial Shelter Fabric Enables In-Field Medical Procedures

DHS Technologies has introduced the XYTEX 500 fabric for its Reeves DRASH shelters that provides an aseptic, sterile-like environment for surgery and complex medical procedures in the field.

Tactical Medical Kits

Convenient packs full of supplies to treat injuries are worth their weight in gold when you or a buddy is wounded in the field. View our gallery of six offereings from BlackHawk, North American Rescue, S.O. Tech, Tactical Medical Solutions, Voodoo Tactical, and Z-Medica.

Fla. SWAT Medic Saves Shot Deputy

Quin Romay was on hand when the team raided a drug house in West Putnam County. A week ago, a bullet struck veteran deputy Randy Hayes, finding its way around his protective vest and lodging in his chest. Romay rushed to have Dep. Hayes removed to the SWAT van and treated until he could be transferred to a dispatched ambulance.

Sheriff's First Responders Credit TEMS Training In Tucson Shooting

The sheriff's SWAT team medic David Kleinman developed the field-trauma training about three years ago and Capt. Byron Gwaltney, the Giffords shooting incident commander, expanded the training, named the First Five Minutes, to include all deputies six months ago.