The Role of Tactical Trauma Kits in Schools

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 25, 2018 9:05:46 AM

A school district in Ohio plans to make tactical trauma kits available in every classroom, beginning this fall. The kits are similar to those used on battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq. It’s a decision that has some parents scratching their heads. After all, these are children, not soldiers. But injuries in school are rapidly increasing due to mass shootings and other tragic events. These tactical kits can and will save lives. Your agency may want to consider getting behind similar measures in your local school system. Having the right equipment can be a matter of life and death following a tragedy.

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What to Include in Your Tactical Medical Kit

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 24, 2018 4:30:00 AM

 

Each year, the number of active shooter incidents seems to climb. Hardly a week goes by without a broadcast reporting a gun-wielding assailant leaving behind a trail of victims. In fact, between 2000-2016, statistics show a steady, upward climb of the number of incidents and the number of victims, with over 1,400 casualties produced during that 16-year period.¹

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5 Things You Should Include In Your Tactical Trauma Kit

Posted by Sam D. Say

Apr 27, 2018 4:30:00 AM

 

With the number of mass shootings across America increasing each year, there is a growing focus on integrated response, placing paramedics and EMTs side-by-side with law enforcement when called to scenes of violence. As tactical medical response evolves to meet these growing needs, so does our medical equipment. But the restrictions that go along with tactical scenarios—namely, take only what you can carry—mean that each piece of equipment must be fundamental to the mission. There is no room for excess. Let's explore five things to include in your tactical trauma kit.

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness, Tactical trauma kit