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Jumping In: The First Tactical Jump Bags

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

I saw these at SHOT Show and am very impressed. They worked with EMS professionals to introduce features not often found in soft bags.

First Tactical is excited to announce the launch of their new EMS Jump Bags.

The Large Jump Bag is 22” x 12” x 12” and is perfect for an ALS set up. The Medium Jump Bag is 22” x 10” x 10” and is an ideal BLS medical bag.

First Tactical’s design team worked hand-in-hand with end users to create a bag that would work in any situation.

A TPU molded bottom allows users to enter a situation and place their bag down without worry. The easy-clean bottom is light grey in color allowing users to take a decon wipe and quickly decontaminate their bag. The bottom is also waterproof and features oversized lugs providing flexibility based on situation: from being dragged across concrete to being set down on a wet carpet in a house with too many cats, this bag has you covered.

Traditional bags require operators “yard sale” their equipment when looking for what they need. The Jump Bags feature a “three-quarter zip” opening that minimizes the amount of the “lid” on the ground while allowing medics to open their bag and see everything they need quickly.

Boasting countless other features including a hook and loop interior, simple silhouette, and gurney hooks these bags will work as hard as you do. See all details here.

Both Jump Bags are available now and come in red and hi-vis yellow. The Large Jump Bag is priced at $199.99, the Medium Jump Bag is available for $179.99. First Tactical’s complete EMS Kit collection is also available.

ADS Federal Range Day – Blue Force Gear’s Micro TKN! Basic

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Blue Force Gear recently introduced a new Basic variant of their Micro Trauma Kit Now!

Available as a refill kit, the contents include:
1) Hemostatic dressing for wound packing/clotting (1 included)
2) 4″ Emergency Trauma Dressing (1 included)
3) 9″ Medical Grade Easy Tape (6 included)
4) Tourni-Kwik Compression Tourniquet (1 included)
5) Heavey Duty Medical Gloves (1 pair of large sized gloves)

Manufcatured from ULTRAcomp, the pouch is offered in belt or MOLLE style, in Black, Coyote, Wolf Grey, OD Green and MultiCam.

www.blueforcegear.com/micro-trauma-kit

Blue Force Gear Adds Trauma Kit Offerings With Basic Option For Every Day Carry

Friday, June 9th, 2017

See It Today at ADS Federal Range Day

POOLER, Ga., June 8, 2017 – Blue Force Gear®, the designer and manufacturer of the world’s finest weapon slings and tactical equipment, is continuing their mission to change the mindset of everyday carry (EDC) by adding a basic trauma supply option to their Micro Trauma Kit NOW! (MicroTKN!) product line.

With the overwhelming popularity and success of the MicroTKN!, which was first released at SHOT Show 2017, Blue Force Gear® saw a need for a kit which had critical lifesaving tools that was even more accessible in both cost and the level of recommended training.

“Our goal is to put the MicroTKN! on as many people as possible to create a more prepared population,” said Tom Kaleta, Director of Marketing of Blue Force Gear. “Each day seems to bring another example of why this mission is so important. This basic kit puts lifesaving equipment which can be utilized by practically anyone to save a life.”

The MicroTKN! Basic medical supply load-out specifically designed for small-form, low-bulk applications. It is also available in two, attach and wear methods, the belt pouch and MOLLE. The new basic medical supplies option contains:

• NuStat Tactical™ hemostatic dressing for wound packing/clotting (1 included)
• 4” Emergency Trauma Dressing (1 included)
• 9” Medical Grade Easy Tape (6 included)
• Tourni-Kwik Compression Tourniquet (1 included)
• Heavy Duty Medical Gloves (1 pair included)

The MicroTKN! is the smallest version of the Trauma Kit NOW! TM, designed to hold essential lifesaving medical supplies in a small easy-to-carry pack that takes up minimal space. The MicroTKN! is constructed with Blue Force Gear’s ULTRAcomp® and TenSpeed® elastic making it less bulky and stronger than a typical medical pouch. The inner carrier can be easily deployed with one finger or one hand from either the left or right side by pulling the BLIP™ (Ball Loaded Index Point) featured pull-tabs.

“It is simple: We made a more affordable kit that is easier to use. This furthers our vision of equipping millions of good people with the mindset, knowledge and equipment they need to help in life’s most challenging situations.” said Ashley Burnsed, CEO of Blue Force Gear.

The new MicroTKN! Basic content kit is available for $129. To learn more about the MicroTKN! or purchase the product, visit www.blueforcegear.com.

Special Operations Aid & Rescue, Ltd – The National Tactical Medicine Competition

Monday, June 5th, 2017

The 2017 National Tactical Medicine Competition was held at the Charlotte Fire Training Academy in Charlotte North Carolina on Sunday May 21st, hosted by Special Operations Aid & Rescue, Ltd (SOARescue). The event was held just prior to the Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly Conference. In total, 12 two man teams competed for the title. This year’s competitors came from across the North America from California to New Hampshire and included one international team from Laval Quebec.

Each team was tasked with a grueling 4 stage course that was both mentally and physically challenging. The stages transitioned the competitors through each of the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care phases of care.

Stage 1 of this year’s competition begin with a story of the team providing a protective security detail for a local religious group traveling via in vehicles that was suddenly attacked by anti-government extremist group. Each team started the course rapidly assessing and treating several critically injured patients in the convoy of vehicles.
On Stage 2 of the course, competitors were faced with triaging an overwhelming number of patients with varying injuries following a secondary explosion at a local building. Teams sort through the chaos to treat the sickest patients first and work towards those who are least injured.

On Stage 3, teams were given critical patient’s requiring advanced level medical care including surgical airway management, life-saving medication administration, mechanical ventilation and introduced several concepts of prolonged field care.

Finally, on Stage 4 of this year’s competition, teams were tasked with rigging a high angle rope rescue system capable of raising and lowering a patient. The patient had to be moved to the hoisting location and secured in a SKED. The competitors then used the TRACE system from CTOMS, a sponsor from this year’s competition. Each team was given a set time frame to complete as much of the course as possible and a standardized grading rubric was used to score each team throughout their run.

This competition has been an incredible opportunity for civilian and tactical medical professionals to work together in friendly competition. The training competitors engaged in before the competition and hopefully will continue, has made each competitor a better medical provider. We hope to continue and grow this unique competition, to better prepare our responders, and to help the community better understand the services provided.

We asked some competitors what they thought, and this was one comment we received:

“Competing this year showed me strengths and deficiencies in my role as a tactical medical provider. I learned that providers need to be able to work off of their vest and belt as much as possible without digging into an aid bag. Providers also need to be well rounded in their skill set, able to function outside of the medical realm as needed, especially in gaining access to patients via breaching if needed. The competition was a huge opportunity to network and learn from the tactical medical professionals from around the world, which to me was the highlight of the entire event this year.”
-J.C. – Competitor NTMC 2017

The 2017 National Tactical Medicine Competition was an incredible success, thanks to all of our contributing sponsors, role players, patient actors, judging staff, and adjunct facilitators.

Our Sponsors Were:
-North American Rescue
-CTOMS
-Qore Performance
-Trauma FX/ KGS
-CRO Medical Gear
-TSSi Ops
-Tru-Spec
-Vighter
-Enola Gaye USA
-Carolina Fire Rescue and EMS Journal
-MOHOC
-Daniel Sroka PC
-Beeken Biomedical

www.SOARescue.com

SOTECH Debuts New SOF Medical Load Bearing System At SOMA

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

SOTECH is proud to announce its new SOF Medical Load Bearing System and will be displaying it at the SOMA Conference in Charlotte, NC this week. The kit contains a suite of packs, inserts, pouches, panels, tool rolls, IFAKS and med belts designed around the latest SOF methodology. Stay tuned for further detailed announcements!

Ops-Core’s Special Operations Tactical Respirator Now Available For Pre-Order

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

www.ops-core.com

Phokus Research Group – Under Armor Overview Training Video

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

It’s not enough to have a first aid or trauma kit, you have to be familiar with its contents and know how to use it. All too often, units and agencies have to forethought to buy and issue kits, but not everyone in the rank and file gets in on the new equipment training during initial issue. Phokus Research Group created this “Under Armor Overview Video” to help alleviate the situation.

TYR Tactical Tuesday – PICO-DS Medical Chest Rack

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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