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TYR Tactical Tuesday – PICO-DS Medical Chest Rack

Introducing the TYR Tactical® PICO-DS Medical Chest Rack. It is the first of many new PICO-DS accessories launching in 2017.

It’s design provides true “Mission Adaptability” for the end user. Our overall design philosophy is centered around priorities of care following the MARCHE protocols. The Medical Chest Rack allows the user to remain hands free and mobile while administering care. Designed specifically around the guidelines from the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC). Four Tourniquet GP Pouches feature high strength and abrasion resistant 4-way stretch Tweave. This was used on the gusset of the pouches which allow them to expand when needed. Internal 1” Elastic loops, Bungee and 3/8” MOLLE webbing which provide additional load carriage locations for tourniquets and other medical items. It was built to be worn as a stand-alone chest rack (with its removable H-Harness) or it can be attached to the PICO-DS Assaulters Plate Carrier via the Quick Attach Surface Mount (QASM) buckle system. This quick don and doff feature allows the wearer to rapidly transition between different mission sets.

The TYR Tactical® PICO-DS Medical Chest Rack (TYR-LWMD204-V2) provides true “Mission Adaptability” for the end user. It was designed to be worn as a stand-alone rack or it can be attached to the PICO-DS Assaulters Plate Carrier or PICO-MVW via the Quick Attach Surface Mount (QASM) buckle system. Each rack comes standard with a removable H-Harness. Additionally, a removable antimicrobial/FR treated spacer mesh pad is used internally for comfort and decreased dry time in arid/tropical conditions. Our overall design philosophy is centered around priorities of care following the MARCHE protocols. The Medical Chest Rack allows the user to remain hands free and mobile while administering care. Designed specifically around the guidelines from the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC).

Feature:
• Adjustable/Removable H-Harness
• 500-denier Cordura®
• Qty.4 Tourniquet GP Pouches. High strength and abrasion resistant 4-way stretch Tweave is used on the gusset of the pouches which allow them to expand when needed.
• Internal 1” Elastic loops, Bungee and 3/8” MOLLE webbing which provide additional load carriage locations for tourniquets and other medical items.
• Heavy Duty #10 Zipper Closure
• Velcro® Securing tab for quick release access
• Removable H-Harness
• Removable antimicrobial/FR treated spacer mesh pad
• Quick Attach Surface Mount (QASM) buckle system
• Qty.1 Internal and External Pocket with Velcro® Closure

Wt: 24.8 oz.
Dim: 7” H x 9” W x 2.25” D

www.tyrtactical.com

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7 Responses to “TYR Tactical Tuesday – PICO-DS Medical Chest Rack”

  1. some other joe says:

    Stupid Question Time

    Where do my boolits go?

    Seriously, the side straps seem like they’ll get in the way of drawing mags from your armor’s “cummerbunds.” Does this system assume we’ve all transitioned to battle belts?

  2. Buckaroomedic says:

    Yup, my thoughts exactly! It seems that manufacturers always forget that medics are shooters too. Maybe they could put 3 or 4 mag shingles behind the compartment, but that still wouldn’t be a basic load-out, and it would be really thick.

    Of course this was designed with TECC in mind and not TCCC. TECC is civilian, not military, oriented. I could see this pouch being really useful in an active shooter situation where tactical EMS is behind those clearing rooms.

  3. NatE says:

    As stupid as we all may think it is, a lot of domestic tac medics are not armed because of their admin. If they aren’t allowed to carry weapons, then a medic gear only chest rig is a good idea.

    I will add that they may get “forcibly armed” by the cops they get are there to patch up, but at most they’d need an empty holster or a female QLS.

    • some other joe says:

      That’s all well and good (for “a” definition of well and good) but for a couple of points.

      – This rig interferes with mags on the vest. Shingles behind the pouch or the straps are at considerable risk of being masked or blocked. Okay if the customers it’s designed for have transitioned to battle belts.

      – It’s camo’d up, that implies para/military use. That implies a shooter carrying it. Now we’re back to the circular argument of “the medics need to look like the shooters because of force protection, but the threat isn’t so high that we want them shooting back.” Who, pray tell, are these SWAT medics on SWAT callouts without the full SWAT loadout? What police force employs them rather than use the various local ambulance services?

      • Nate says:

        Different places have different models for medical support in the “hot zone” or whatever it is called locally.

        After years of experimenting with using the used-to-be EMTs on our team, we (and most everyone else) in the region came to the conclusion that real, active Paramedics were vastly superior. And those come from non-LE entities whose medical directors forbid them from being armed. We’d arm them if we could (means we don’t have to dedicate bodies to protecting them) but it isn’t our call. Some areas may also have legal issues with arming medics (we kind of do and kind of don’t).

        For a technically unarmed tac medic, there is no requirement to be able to access mags. They are carrying med gear and maybe a single Glock, handed to them because the situation is worse than usual.

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