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#25184 Accepted a Job Promotion today...

Posted by SwatDawg335 on 17 April 2014 - 04:01 PM

I was offered a promotion from Deputy to Investigator today.  Pretty excited.  I think I'll have celebrate and buy myself a Battle Mug for the new desk.


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#26700 Save w/ a DARK kit

Posted by Jersey0311 on 29 May 2014 - 10:46 PM

Hey all,

 

Below is part of an AAR I sent to Kerry Davis to post on his FB page about the recent save I had w/ his DARK kit. This is the second time I've used it. The rest of it should be up on his FB page within the next few days.

 

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I get dispatched to the bleeding in the supermarket. As an EMS provider in a relatively busy system, I shrug it off. I've been running nonstop all day, and I'm seriously expecting this to be some bullshit patch job.


Oh, how wrong I was. Complacency kills. See a trend here?

I pulled up and saw the panicked look on the store employees faces as they met me outside. I chalked this up to the usual jitters I see everyday. They were making comments which made it sound like it was the end of the world in there, and that it vaguely resembled a crime scene. Again, I shrugged it off.

I rounded the corner to the aisle and see my patient laying on the floor. He's white as a ghost, and I'm looking at what appeared to be anywhere from 350-500cc's of blood on the floor. This is a retarded amount of blood, and on the floor it looks like someone just dumped a bucket of it everywhere. Thank God it wasn't shark week. One of my cop friends is on scene holding pressure on his ankle, unsure of where the actual wound is, because there's that much blood.

Long story short, he was walking in the aisle when he noticed his foot was bleeding. Next thing he knows, he's laying on the floor covered in blood.

Because I had absolutely no idea where the hell this guy was bleeding from, and looking at the sheer amount of blood on the floor, and that I couldn't palpate a radial pulse (very, very bad), he bought the tourniquet. I applied the CAT in his groin, as high up as possible.

Some might ask, why the TQ? It wasn't an arterial bleed!

It's important to note that the blood was dark red in color. Venous bleeding is still deadly. Just because it isn't bright red, and squirting everywhere doesn't mean it's any less dangerous. Oozing venous blood will still kill you, just a bit slower. Any bleeding is bad. Therefore, stopping the bleeding is paramount, especially if you don't know where the hell it's all coming from.

After the TQ was applied (don't forget to annotate time and check the distal pulse!), I used my handy dandy Rip Shears (old version) to cut off the rest of his pants leg, his shoes, and his socks in an attempt to find where he was bleeding from.

After searching for a bit, I found that he was bleeding from an old scab from varicose veins. The izzy bandage from the DARK kit was immediately applied with extreme prejudice.
 

Vitals were as follows. BP 80/40, Pulse 50 and weak, Resps 12

Unfortunately in the process of getting the TQ and the Izzy out from the kit, the rest of the contents spilled everywhere and fell in the pool of blood. Thus the rest of the kit was lost, because fuck that. Bloodborne pathogens are no joke. Even the pouch was a lost cause. (same thing happened in save #14, sorry Doc!).
 

However, Kerry and I both agreed that it was a small price to pay for the outcome. The guy made it, in no small part due to the DARK kit (that I had with me, hint hint)

 
I'm a shit magnet. I'm almost reluctant to get a new kit from Kerry because if the past is any indicator, it's just going to get used within the next few months or so again, LOL
 
Anyway, I've run my suck for long enough. Get trained. Get equipped. And get pockets to carry your shit. Seriously. It ain't doing any good just sitting at home collecting dust.
 
You're more likely to use medical skills than gunfighting skills. There were days in Afghanistan where I went through more tourniquets than I did magazines.

I'll let you in on a little secret. Everyone is so hell bent on being some tacticool gucciflaged mall ninja beating their dick to the latest Kryptek covered BFG-9000 freedom dispenser, yet they can't handle a medical emergency, which is way more likely to happen than running into some ghetto gunfighter sent by the current administration to cap your ass.
 
My point? Get medical training. Seriously. That shit should be a required life skill. I'm not saying everyone needs to be an EMT, or Paramedic, Nurse, whatever. Put yourself through Kerry's class. Trauma management is generally easy to learn and retain for the layperson. I'm not asking people to learn how to differentiate lung sounds or read 12 leads, but if you can stop life threatening bleeding or open up someones airway before I get there, then you've made my job easier, and potentially saved a life. You don't have to be a surgeon in order to control bleeding.
 
Hope this convinces more people to EDC some sort of medical gear!

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#21537 3 Day bag suggestions

Posted by spenceman on 13 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

SwatDawg, I was browsing another forum and a woman preparing for a GORUCK said that her husband just bought her a 3DAP. She says it was a really sweet gesture but she hates the pack with a passion and may divorce him over it. I don't know if it's just a coincidence or if it was your wife posting, but I'm concerned for you. Please send me her pack just to be on the safe side.


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#18554 COMBAT LIFESAVER COURSE: STUDENT SELF-STUDY (NEW)

Posted by CENTCOMSurvivor on 30 September 2013 - 07:24 PM

I thought this was a great study guide for those with limited medical training. It really breaks down your typical TCCC guidelines. It also covers patient assessments which is something I was recently exposed to in depth by PJ (bigpac931) and Doc from RSKTKR.

http://www.me.ngb.ar...tion_C_ALMS.pdf

or

https://www.dropbox....tion_C_ALMS.pdf
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#12591 My Get Home Bag ( picture heavy )

Posted by H46USNAC on 30 December 2012 - 01:11 PM

A few years ago I read One Second After and it really got me thinking about trying to get home in a variety of scenarios ( EMP, civil unrest, etc... )
I do service work and am all over the north Georgia area. I could be anywhere from 3 miles to well over a hundred miles from home in an SHTF scenario where I might have to abandon my vehicle and start walking home.
I've put together a "Get Home Bag" and would love some feedback/input.
Kept in the van are the following items not shown in the Get Home Bag:
My EDC Bag with daily crap I carry. ( Glock 26 and Serpa holster, 2 spare mags, iPad, iPhone, charging cables, Leatherman Skeletool, spare reading glasses, lighter
Cold weather gear. I keep some cold weather clothing in the van for the sake of the job anyway. So, if I had to abandon the vehicle in cold weather, I would just put that clothing on and take it with me.
A couple of cases of water in the van both for everyday consumption and start making my way home use.
A spare, quality pair of waterproof, composite toe boots in the van that I would change into.
A nice heavy duty pry bar
A Snugpak Stratosphere waterproof one person bivvi shelter

Here is the bag and its contents:

GET HOME BAG

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Maxpedition Falcon II backpack

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FOOD
3 Mainstay 1200 Calorie Energy Bars
2 Cliff Bars
8 water flavor packs

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FIRE KIT
100' paracord
Fischer Space Pen
ASP Pepper Spray Key Defender
ASP Kuboton Glass Breaker
Write in the rain notebook
Maxpedition Fatty Pocket Organizer ( storage for fire making supplies )
Wire Saw
Fresnel Lens ( magnifying & fire making )
Petroleum saturated cotton for tinder
Jute twine for tinder
Knife sharpener
Light My Fire FireSteel Fire Starter
Going Gear Numyth Fire Piston
Lifeboat Matches in waterproof case
Orange Numyth Tohil Watertight Fluid Lighter
Black Windproof butane lighter
cash in small bills ( vending machine or even fire tinder if need be )
roll of quarters
Fox 40 rescue whistle
Silicone lubricant for fire piston seals

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TOILET KIT
stored in Spec-Ops Dry-Cell Waterproof Pocket Organizer
Nice N Clean wipes
3 rolls camping toilet paper
Hand sanitizer

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MISCELLANEOUS STUFF
Maxpedition Pocket Reference
4 Chem Lights
4 AA batteries ( for Garmin GPSMap-60csx )
4 CR123 batteries for Surefire Flashlight, carried separately
case for batteries
OR ( Outdoor Research ) Bug Bucket hat
Grease Monkey work gloves

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BOO-BOO KIT
Life Straw ( water filtration )
5 Dust masks
Foldable reading glasses ( in case of broken/lost Clics readers )
Ear Plugs
Tick Key ( for traipsin' around in the woods in the south )
Hemostats
Scissors
First Aid book
Knot refresher guide
Black & Red Sharpies
Insect repellant wipes
Allegra D allergy meds
Ace Wrap style bandage
Whiney pills ( Excedrin Migraine, Alleve, Benadryl, Immodium D ) in waterproof
match container
Misc bandages
Duct Tape wrapped around phoney credit card
AfterBite insect bite itch treatment
Travel toothbrush
Toothpaste
2 maxi-pads ( I'm a guy so yeah, go ahead and chuckle, but think of what
they're for. Not a bad wound dressing if you get a bad cut )
2 tongue depressors ( good for finger splints )
Uncle Bills Sliver Gripper tweezers ( these things are freakin' awesome! )
Gerber multi-function fingernail clippers
More bandages/wound treatment

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MAIN COMPARTMENT
Maps - Georgia & Atlanta
38"x65" 4 mil blue plastic bag ( minimal cold weather / rain shelter ) from
outdoorsafe.com
Boonie hat with 30' of paracord
Black Buff ( neck/facehead cover from sun, dust, light cold )
Hiking shirt to change into from work clothes
2 bandanas ( water filter, head/face cover, etc ) many uses for bandanas
Blue Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nylon Tarp Poncho
Eaton Scorpion hand crank/solar radio
Garmin GPSMap-60csx with road maps and terrain maps loaded
Leg straps for Gerber LMF 2 knife
4 water bottle holders ( bottle shown for display purposes. 2 cases water
carried in work van for everyday use and abandon vehicle and start
trekking home use. Pull em out of bag, put a water bottle in and clip em to
outside of bag )
REI inflatable Sit Seat. ( gonna have some down time while trekking home, may as well make it a little comfy )
Shemagh ( head, face neck cover for heat, cold & dust )
More Cliff bars
Henry U.S. Survival rifle with 3 magazines and 50 rounds

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CLOTHING
Lightweight Hiking pants with zip off legs
ExOfficio travel underwear ( non-cotton, fast drying )
Spare pair of Smartwool Heavy Duty socks

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OUTSIDE OF PACK
Gerber LMF 2 knife
EOD Breacher bar
Skull pace counter beads ( more to put a smile on my face than anything )
2 UV glow sticks ( like chem lights, but indefinitely reusable )
2 Petzl locking carabiners
Wedge-It door wedge


Really thinking about adding one of the HPG kit bags featured here on ITS as a way to carry the Glock up front and outta sight if I did ever have to walk away from the van.
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#26364 Improvised lock picking?

Posted by Jersey0311 on 20 May 2014 - 06:23 PM

Det cord or a shorty 870 also work in a pinch :headbang:


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#26344 ITS Inspired Lockpicking and Knot Tying Workstation

Posted by Bobojones on 20 May 2014 - 03:52 PM

Hi ITS Crew!

I wanted to post some pictures of my new lockpicking and knot tying workstation. The design was inspired by the ITS postings for building similar workstations. I decided to combine lockpicking and knot tying in one platform. I added a hardware piece (drawer handle) to practice lashing knots. Also, hardware for padlocks and other combination locks to attach to. Thanks for the inspiration and all the great articles/content! I am looking forward to using my ITS Urban Kit and pick set to get more practice. 

 

Respectfully,

Alex aka Bobo

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#26217 A Good Thing Happened...

Posted by DirtyTrigger on 17 May 2014 - 02:16 PM

Some of you, may or may not know, is that I have for years, served in a volunteer position with my local sheriff's office. We call it Posse, but more very much like a reserve slot.  Its a good gig, it has allowed me to travel around and get my hands dirty doing all kinds of things.  I'm groupie..  if there is good party on, I'm there.  But, my steady assignment is an member of the Arrest Warrant Team, the Office calls it Techno-Cops as the nod to the web site where the Public can submit tips.  We are tight team, been together 3 years now, working almost every week. I have over 6 years on the teams, probably why I am going gray early.  Or, maybe its the ex-wife....

 

 

So with that said, last week, my team mates and I we all honored with Commendations from the Office.  We are all surprised when got the heads up  (2 days notice of course) to get dressed in the prettys and line up.  This year was a bit rough so maybe why this means a bit more.   

 

It is tricky gig.  One of the reasons I joined ITS was to help gain knowledge or share some of mine.  And there have been a few things I have picked up here, and as you can imagine, doing this line of work, any knowledge gained is an edge. An edge I am grateful for. And yes, this has become my little go to corner of the world.  My virtual Cheers.

 

All that said....Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 


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#26032 Awesome Military Photos and Videos

Posted by mikejulietpapa on 12 May 2014 - 10:50 AM

A B-17G (Aluminum Overcast) recently flew through Texas and I was able to get a couple of photos. I know you guys have some awesome shots of modern military aircraft so I hope this old bird will fit in.

 

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#25043 I had a very unpleasant outing with my new M&P 40 yesterday

Posted by spenceman on 14 April 2014 - 07:49 PM

here, this might help...

 

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#23842 New lowers on the market are FINALLY ATF approved (for now)

Posted by Rob Henderson on 20 March 2014 - 12:40 PM

I'm not proud of how long it took me to get this joke. And I'm also ashamed to say that there's a Google search result for "1% Lower Receiver" because of me.


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#23717 CRAZY Russian SF Training

Posted by mangeface on 16 March 2014 - 09:12 PM

Here's your answer.
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#21979 Slow motion cut-away piston long stroke... AWESOME video

Posted by DStevenson on 27 January 2014 - 05:49 PM

A functioning rifle with cutaway sections???? WHAT!?!?!?

 

 

 


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#20738 The 3-4-5 Drill.

Posted by DirtyTrigger on 26 December 2013 - 05:36 PM

Good day everyone,

 

I wanted to share one of my exercises that has become a main stay in my classes and my own personal training.  It started with my old warrant team and I have modified it over the years into a simple exercise that can develop a lot of important skills.

 

Below are he high points of this drill.

 

Simple to set up.  

Simple to run.

Conservative ammo drill

Build skills in weapon manipulation.

Help strengthen mental discipline

Help strengthen the "scan and asses", 360 sweep.

 

I am firm believer and I preach that 2/3rds, of the skill used to get accurate rounds off, come not from the "front site-trigger press", but everything behind it.  Weapon manipulation, reloads, coming out of holster, working your gear etc, is where the battle is won or lost.  You fumble the first parts, you will be playing catch up the rest of the exercise.  Playing catch up means rushing.  Rushing increases the chances of a mistake. Mistakes suck.

 

So below is how I do this when I run my course..  It can be used to handgun and rifle.  Feel free to steal it as is, modify as needed for your fit  (For instance when my team mates and run it, we use 4-5 mags)  Depending on the crowd and experience level, use different positions, moving off the X during reloading,  more holster draws, use of barricade for cover, etc.

 

 

All shooters will run 3 mags, and they are to load them up as 1 mag with 3 rounds, 2nd with 4, 3rd mag with 5 rounds.   Load them into you kit and weapon in random order.   (hence the name 3-4-5 drill)

 

I have my shooters line up on targets and usually, remain in holster.

 

My commands and instructions go like this....

 

"Shooters, on the first string,  you will fire 1 round, on your target, on the command of 'Threat'.   After you engage your target, sweep and scan your world.  My right hand will be  up and I will  use my fingers to display, 1-2 or 3.  That will be the number of rounds you will fire for the next string.  I will only call the word 'Threat'  it is up to you, upon the completion of the string, to scan and find me, find my hand, count the fingers and wait for the engagement command of 'Threat" .

 

"If you run out of ammo, perform a empty gun reload and continue the drill.  Finish the sequence. Example, if you see 2, and you go dry after 1 round, reload and fire 1 round.  If you see the call of 3, and run dry on 3, reload and stand by. Scan and wait for the next call.  All drills will be performed at the low ready, unless I give you the command to stand easy and holster."

 

I usually try and get half the calls from the holster, depending on the group. 

 

 Intended goals and benefits of the 3-4-5

 

-You will get 3 legit "Oh shit" empty gun reloads.

-You will practice several draws.

-You practice paying attention to you neighbor who is working his kit and you are standing there watching, or wondering. Helps to train against the "sympathetic reflex".

-Practice working your gear

-Forces you to scan and asses after the drill.  (I think it is the most important out of all them)

-Trains mental discipline in paying attention to the round count.

 

All with 12 rounds. And if run right and no one cheats, regardless of who shot what, everyone should end up empty on the final call.

 

It is quick and easy way to take a range day and incorporate a lot of training, with out a lot of set up time and burning up a lot of ammo, which, I imagine is still a concern among a lot of us.

 

Thanks and stay safe

 

 

 

 


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#19678 CARRY A TOURNIQUET! Among other things.

Posted by Jersey0311 on 17 November 2013 - 01:29 AM

Hey guys,

Picture yourself as a spectator at the Boston Marathon. Fresh out of TCCC class. In your EDC bag you have an ITS Fatboy or Tallboy. IED goes off. You run off knowing you're properly equipped and trained, able to make a difference. Think about it.

This happened to me at work last night. Get trained, get the equipment, and fucking carry it. You never know what's going to happen or when.

Dispatched to a residence for the reported "arterial bleed"

Arrived on scene finding 35 y/o female walking out to the ambulance clutching her L wrist with a paper towel stating she had accidentally cut herself with a box cutter while cutting boxes. Pt had a 2" lac from the wrist to the meaty portion of her thumb. Radial artery was completely severed. Pt estimates 50cc of blood lost prior to arrival. Pt states she did witness spurting of blood from the wound as well.

Pt was immediately placed on stretcher. Pt repeatedly asked for a TQ to be applied. CAT TQ was pulled out. As a side note, the pt in question was a practicing physician with her own private practice. Pt wanted TQ placed 2"-4" above the wound, consistent with current TQ thought in non tactical/military circles. I stated that was unacceptable, and this wasn't my first real world application of the TQ, as I've done it in Afghanistan numerous times. Upon hearing that pt stopped fussing and the TQ was applied "high and tight" on the L arm, consistent with current TCCC doctrine. Windlass was spun 3 times and and secured. Time was written on the provided white strip with Sharpie marker (I always carry a Sharpie at work for this exact reason). Cap refill and distal pulse was assessed. Neither were present.

Due to a lack of actual pressure bandages on the ambulance, I had to improvise. I used a 5x9 trauma pad and a roll of the big crinkle gauze (6" roller gauze in a huge roll). I held the 5x9 in place while I directed my partner to wrap the gauze as tightly around the wound as possible. The entire roll of gauze was used. Pt stated that the improvised pressure dressing was tight. Tightness was checked by attempting to fit a finger under the gauze which we were unable to do.

Throughout the transport, my partner was directed to continually assess and reassess cap refill and PMS and make sure it wasn't there. You have a duty to evaluate the effectiveness of your intervention.

I had dispatch call the ER and tell them that I was enroute w/ a 35 y/o female w/ a severed radial artery w/ TQ and pressure bandage applied. Bleeding was controlled at that time.

No ALS was dispatched or requested. Bleeding control is a BLS skill. Also proximity to the hospital was a factor (2.5 miles)

Immediately following TQ/pressure bandage application, vitals were assessed.

BP 160/110
Pulse 88 Regular
Resps 14 Normal

5 minutes later they were reassessed

150/100
Pulse 85 Regular
Resps 14 Normal

Fast and appropriate interventions helped keep the pt relatively stable. Pt denied any other complaints.

Pt care turned over to ER staff w/o incident.

Below are some key observations/lessons learned that I took from this
  • Have a TQ readily available. My partner was ready to use the old pen/cravat improv TQ. We've all seen the pictures of the SF soldier's leg with the improvised TQs on it. They don't work.
  • However, you should still be ready to improvise on the fly. Having to improvise a pressure bandage on the fly was key to the well being of the pt. Not everyone carries a TQ and pressure bandage. TQ's and pressure bandages should go hand in hand. The bleeding will stop w/ the TQ, but you still need to bandage the wound. This goes without saying for TCCC trained personnel, but for the average layperson/first responder, they might not know any better.
  • If your agency doesn't carry any TCCC stuff, then take some initiative and carry it yourself. I have a personal bag that stays in my personal vehicle and another smaller TCCC bag that's at home. I'm going to start carrying the smaller bag on the truck at work now since I can't rely on the truck having a TQ or anything else.
A bleed is a bleed is a bleed. Whether it's in suburbia, Afghanistan, or Boston. The interventions are the same. If this convinces someone somewhere to get training and equipment for themselves or their agency, then it's all worth it. </p>

Semper Fi,

-Justin
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#17000 August - September "Show us what you carry" Contest

Posted by Justin30 on 06 August 2013 - 01:10 PM

Im just curious why do americans have a fasincation with guns? why no other self defense tools? Collapsable baton, billy club, pepper spray, even a large fixed blade knife would do in most situations.

Its too easy to pull a gun and threaten with lethal force, thats how situations escalate quickly and you have no point of return.


If you're trolling, fuck you.

If you're ignorant, none of the things you listed are any more functional than a functioning body and a small small folding blade. You avoid until your life or safety is threatened, then you dispose of the threat. That's the American way. Our country was great for centuries of living by that philosophy. I don't consider it coincidence that our culture has turned to shit in the same timeframe that the philosophy has swayed to that of appeasement.

Pulling a gun and threatening with lethal force is neither quick nor easy. Being threatened with lethal force on the other hand, is exceptionally quick.
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#16956 August - September "Show us what you carry" Contest

Posted by emz on 05 August 2013 - 05:45 PM

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Thought I'd add my fire gear EDC also (because police need heroes too ;) )
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#14383 Active-Shooter Load-Out

Posted by SwatDawg335 on 03 March 2013 - 02:24 AM

I'm fortunate enough to carry a full SWAT kit in my trunk (vest, plates, helmet, the works). But I'd never even consider that gear when responding to an active shooter. It takes too long to get everything on and ready to go.

I had a go bag that I was using forever (it was a 5.11 rush, or something like that). Kept all my spare handgun mags in one side pouch and my spare AR mags on the other side. Medical supplies in the center (Israeli bandage, quick clot, etc). The biggest problem I had with the bag was the fact that it would swing around a bit too much while I was on the go. And if I had to go prone it would often fall off to the side and turn over, making reloads nearly impossible. So around the middle of last year I started kicking around the idea of switching over to a chest rig. I've always paid for much of my own gear (anything the dept isn't willing to pony up for). But I decided to really push the brass to get everyone on board with this. It turned out to be a blessing and a curse. I was able to get the department to outfit each deputy and supervisor squad with a chest rig, four 30 mags, and detachable first aid blow out kit.

The problem however, was to make it cost efficient they decided to get condor gear for everyone. The three piece setup was like $60 a car. I'm not particularly fond of the way the straps are configured on the chest rig, and it doesn't offer the ability to add any additional meaningful ballistic protection. I plan on replacing the entire setup down the road with a plate carrier of some sort, but it'll do for now. We also carry M4's and shotguns in all the cars. I keep my bitch in the trunk, all she does is get in between me and my rifle. She crowds up the cabin and is pretty useless if you ask me. Again, with SWAT I'm lucky enough to have a short-barrel .223 with full auto in the car at all times. I also keep two 30 round Pmags held together with a coupler in the well. So I'm ready to deploy with a minimum of six full mags plus the additional handgun rounds (I run three spare mags on my duty belt).

As for my rifle- it's held in a vertical gun lock between the front seats. I like to lock it in upside down, this allows for me to pull it from the mount with just one hand. I can perform this without having to get out of my driver's seat, or opening the front door. I've got a haligen breaching tool in the trunk, but honestly it's a whole lot quicker to ram a door with your car. I used carry a GG&G Tactical Tomahawk under my driver's seat. But the brass decided it was inappropriate for work and forced me to remove it from the car. Can you believe that?! Kind of a sore subject with me.

Other than that, I still carry the old 5.11 bag in the car. It's full of extra medical supplies and my spare handgun mags. Doubtful it would make the trip into an active shooter call though. Mostly there for organization at this point. I'll try to get some photos uploaded tomorrow or the next day. Hope this helps. Let me know if you've got any other questions.
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#28223 Redsol1's EDC First Aid Kit

Posted by redsol1 on 27 July 2014 - 07:07 PM

Team,

 

After the success of my car bag post (not to mention the success of the epic hijack) I thought i'd post about my EDC first aid kit. As i've mentioned before, one of my work duties is to conduct product demonstrations and training events all over the country. Sometimes i run these events solo, and sometimes I'm part of a team. I started carrying this to support my team and provide a small amount of relief from the small injuries that almost always happens, while having some supplies to treat larger injuries. I do not have an IFAK or trauma kit in this kit, but it is something i'm going to add. I guess you could call this an "Enhanced Snivel Kit". Some of the items may seem odd, and i'll give you my reasoning or history that made me carry the item after the description.

 

The Kit lives in a Maxpedition Fr-1 pouch attached to my Hazard-4 sling bag that acts as my daily carry/briefcase.

 

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Note the ITS first aid patch

 

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Here is the total load

 

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First Row

 

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Small Tip Tweezers

 

5" Hemostats - I find these better for removing large splinters and metal shards than the tweezers

 

Small LED flashlight

 

A butt load of alcohol wipes - these and the band-aids are probably the most used items in my kit

 

AirBorne Tablets - very helpful after tearing down in the rain or other situations that are hard on the immune system

 

Curad Colloidal Silver Gel - I'm allergic to most over the counter wound solutions (neomycin, bactricin, polymycin Ect). This stuff is great. wounds heal very fast with minimal scaring

 

Small roll of gauze

 

Second Row

 

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Butterfly closures

 

precut first aid tape strips

 

3 sheets of moleskin

 

Gauze pads

 

Buttload of various band aids - again, one of the most often used items

 

Third Row

 

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Med Tape - I usually use this for finger wounds and splits rather than band aids

 

Benadryl - Ran a demo with a kid from our warehouse. we went to a hibachi place for lunch before we set up. kid ordered salmon, but didn't realize they were cooked on the grille with the shrimp and the kid was allergic to shellfish. his reaction was mild and it didn't take him out, but he could have used some benadryl.

 

Imodium AD - Nothing worse than an 8 hour drive to Redstone Arsenal where you have to stop every 30min. Nuff said

 

Aleave - The only thing that takes care of my head ache/neck spasms.

 

Nasal Deconjestant

 

Fifth Row

 

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Iodine Prep Pads

 

Electrolyte Tablets - I'm the water nazi when we work in desert climates, but i can't always see everyone.

 

Gloves

 

Antiseptic Cleaning wipes - No sting formula for some of my lady teammates

 

Germicidal cloths - Sometimes we bleed, and sometimes we bleed on the gear.

 

items to add

 

I've got a couple of items i'd like to add.

 

Trauma Kit

 

Med shears

 

small bottle of optical saline

 

 

Thoughts? additions? Hijacks?

 

La'

 

 


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#27634 To all who serve, Thank you

Posted by redsol1 on 04 July 2014 - 05:48 PM

On this, the birthday of our nation, I would like to thank all who are currently serving or have served in the US armed forces, police, fire, and all other Mil/LEO organizations. Without your service and sacrifice our way of life would not be possible.

 

La'


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