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Mass Casualty Incident

By on April 26, 2013

Mass Casualty Incidents suck really bad and we can never be truly prepared for them.  Even the pros find themselves wanting when something truly goes wrong.  Recently, the marathon bombing in Boston has reminded us that we are on our

Helping Crime Victims

By on June 26, 2012

With over 1.2 million violent crimes committed in America during 2010 (FBI’s Uniform Crime Report) chances are that you will meet or know someone that was a victim of a violent crime.   For those of you that like numbers, that

Severe Trauma

By on June 19, 2012

The last couple posts have been about how to stop bleeding.  Today I want to talk about some of the more specialized equipment in my emergency first aid kit (blowout kit). The Gerber Multi pliers are just for anything, but

Using a Tourniquet

By on June 18, 2012

Over the years I carried different kinds of Tourniquets.  Most I got free from my time as a US Marine and a private security contractor in Iraq.   After training with the different styles, these are the two types that work

Stop the Bleeding!

By on June 15, 2012

My Emergency First Aid Kit (Blowout Kit) is set up for severe trauma.  It is designed to stop bleeding and breathing problems from trauma like gunshots.  Today lets look at stopping bleeding.  Someone can bleed out in minutes.  A normal

Emergency First Aid Kit

By on June 14, 2012

People have been asking me about building or buying a first aid kit.  I don’t think there are many on the market that are that good.  The ones you find at Wal-Mart or your local store I call “stub your