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5.11 Tactical Announces National Preparedness Month Lineup

5.11 Tactical is celebrating National Preparedness Month in September by putting forth a series of activations spanning the brand's reach across retail, online, partnerships, a nine-part web series, and giveaways.

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SRO Bailout Bag Essentials

Are you ready for an active shooter call? SRO Rich Portwood takes you through his recommendations for what you need in your bailout bag.

Riding Out the Storm

I brought energy bars that I picked up en route. My mother looked at them and thought they were pet treats. Next time, I'll bring Snickers bars.

Emergency Blankets and Ponchos

AFM Heatsheets now offers a full line of emergency products including emergency blankets, classic blankets, individually wrapped blankets, and individually wrapped ponchos.

Grenade Left Behind After a Burglary

In every call for service, you should think things through before you begin your response. Each call can be broken down into three phases: pre-response, response, and post-response.

Readiness Bags

A go bag is usually filled with loaded magazines, water, and snacks. It's a stop-gap to keep you functioning while away from your patrol car and main resources for a few hours.

Training Your Other Backup

I know you thought that when you came on the job that you would be cared for by the department. Yes, but not solely. Some departments have plans and shelters for families of first responders. What I recommend is a family drill. Have them prepare to evacuate in two hours or less.