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Mountain Man Medical offers a refresher on initial patient assessment and management in under two hours
Officer Ben Lewis with the Gaston County (NC) Police Department discusses the agency’s partnership with Gaston County EMS
This phase is characterized by the presence of an immediate, ongoing threat
In a concise one-hour course, participants will learn three essential steps to control bleeding
“I look down and I have bright red arterial blood on my boot. You can’t help others if you’re down for the count.”
Fully autonomous, AI-driven robots have become essential tools for enhancing safety and operational efficiency in law enforcement, marking a significant evolution in police capabilities
In this video, learn about critical interventions for preventable deaths in high-risk environments
“We’re not paramedics, we’re not firefighters, we’re not EMS, but oftentimes we find ourselves [at the scene] first and we have the opportunity to save a life,” Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill stated
The new instructor program is tailored for police and other first responders seeking to teach their communities how to Stop the Bleed
The lightweight kit features necessary medical components in a compact, rugged shell
Many PDs find themselves without available funds to conduct training necessary to better prepare them for when a crisis occurs; here’s a solution to that problem
Inspired by a simple care package for a deployed Marine, Aaron Negherbon has created a lifeline for under-resourced police departments
Jim Dudley speaks with Eric Thomas O’Neal about adding yet another dimension to today’s law enforcement officer, that of a trained emergency medical responder
In addition to ensuring officers receive proper tactical medical training, a well-written medical plan is vital for appropriate response to potential casualties
Do you have a leader within your department that’s capable of turning your team into an elite unit? Try looking in the mirror
When it comes to managing the violence visited on rural officers, we have to refuse to accept the way things have always been done
A Florida fire department is leading the way in bringing together first responders to train to respond to active shooter scenarios and other MCIs
“Through high-quality, repetitive training, we will become a safer country.”
Rafael Villalba had seen Deputy Josh Snow in a newspaper article and wanted to personally thank him
Tourniquet training credited with saving the life of the wounded officer
When Officer Robert Shisler was shot, a neighbor applied pressure to control the bleeding until another officer arrived and applied a tourniquet
Brownsville school district purchases IFAKs and 72 ballistic shields funded by a $382,252 grant from Gov. Greg Abbott
During a mass casualty incident, or when EMS isn’t available, survival of the wounded may depend on you
Lead sponsor Majority Leader Tom Takubo clarified that the measure only applies to specific situations
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