A SILENT KILLER | Mitigating Exposure Risks from Lead at Shooting Ranges

  The risk of lead poisoning is a very real safety hazard that every agency and officer needs to take heed of and take steps to mitigate. Every shooter does, as well. It’s a hidden danger at shooting ranges that can be deadly. The risk is much greater than most people realize. Lead exposure even at low levels can cause damage over time. Lead is a toxic heavy metal that shooters are exposed to every [...]

By |February 23rd, 2021|

SEAL THE BOX | Treating Sucking Chest Wounds

By |January 20th, 2021|

  With an open chest wound, the victim may develop tension pneumothorax. Tension pneumothorax is the second leading cause of preventable trauma deaths on the battlefield. It is the progressive build-up of air within the pleural space between the lung and the chest wall. As the air in the pleural [...]

THE TOURNIQUET An Essential Component of EDC

By |November 10th, 2020|

Is a tourniquet part of your everyday carry (EDC)? If not, it should be. The capability of being able to take a life with the moral responsibility of being able to save a life. And the life that you save may even be your own. Everyone should carry at least [...]

Trauma Care

By |September 1st, 2020|

In the middle of nowhere. How long will it take you to get an ambulance? What if the ambulance was for you? Most of you probably keep some sort of medical bag in your patrol car, but many don’t have anything on you for your personal medical aid. If you’re [...]

Project Triage

By |September 1st, 2020|

By Ben Douglas Life-Saving Tourniquets. On August 18, 2012, St. Croix Police Chief, Christopher Howell and his partner, Officer Elsworth Jones, an experienced SWAT officer, were working a recent armed robbery series when they responded to a robbery at a restaurant in a remote area of the island. They were [...]