Gauze Verses Hemostatic Dressings

In this day and age, we need to broaden our knowledge and requirements for proper medical supplies. Medical suppliers put together kits that they claim are the minimum required equipment for proper individual first aid kits.   As the general public, end user and buyer we need to remember they are selling with the aim to…

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Another School Active Shooter

We, as a nation again face another active shooter incident that has lead to the killing of more of our children.  Unfortunately, laws won’t fix this problem, nor can the government always protect us and above all, you can’t stop crazy. As a professional who has been teaching active shooter preparation for many years, these…

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Anyone can be a First Responder

Yesterday as a passer-by on highway 15 leaving Las Vegas in route to California, I responded to a car accident which involved an SUV and a 4-door sedan. The SUV had rolled multiple times before coming to a stop upside down, resting on its roof.   Regardless of who is at fault or how it happened, there where…

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The Next Attack

As they say hind sight is 20/20. What I’m afraid of is that we are not using all the hard-earned lessons learned from combat. Although lessons have been applied, such as the leaps in trauma care, we still have areas to improve.  I will give 2 examples; The first example is training, as a society (not including…

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Security Training Responsibility

I recently referenced a Newsweek article from Oct 19th “EVENT WORKERS SAY THEY AREN’T TRAINED ON HOW TO HANDLE MASS SHOOTINGS, AND IT SCARES THEM” I commented how it is the individual security guard and the security company’s responsibility to be trained. This got some agreements and some less then agreeable comments and private messages. I will…

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B-Con, Active Shooter Wound Management Training

During this 4-hour, class we will demonstrate that ANYONE can provide simple yet affective Trauma Care during an Active Shooter Incident. 4 Hour Bleeding Control Basics & Active Threat Management Program Upon Course Completion, Students Will Leave With: Bleeding Control Certificate from American College of Surgeons SWAT-T Tourniquet (Optional) At the end of this course…

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2 Critical Learning Points

After the shooting of the congressman on the baseball field, there will be plenty of sideline quarterbacking.  Questions about how could this happen, what caused this to happen and all the other critiquing by security and non-security personal will fill our social media feeds for the next few days. Although those topics are important I…

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Carrying a firearm isn’t the automatic answer

The thought that everyday people carrying concealed weapons and stopping a terror or any other type of attack is unlikely and is not the total answer. (I’m not addressing stopping a robbery rather I’m focusing on serious active shooter situations) I am a huge 2nd amendment supporter, I personally carry my firearm everywhere I go…

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Active Shooter Liability

Legal aspect regarding Work Place Violence and Active Shooter Preparedness One of the regulations under the Occupational Safety & Health Administration Section OSHA of the United States Department of Labor *General Duty Clause, Section 5 (a)(1) states, “Each employer shall furnish to each of his/her employees, employment and a place of employment which are free…

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Security Advance Tips

The Problem: A very successful foreign business owner and his wife arrive in Las Vegas to attend Fight Week. He has VIP access to multiple days of fights and activities in multiple venues. He requires security for him and his wife however does not have a fight tickets for the security detail, (1-2 security professionals)…

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