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by Tac Medic
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Importance of using PPE
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Re: Importance of using PPE

aaa, I think he means scene safety in the respect that there's not some psych hiding behind a door with a .45 ? But, either way, carry your gloves and wear 'em. They only protect you to the wrists though, remember that. I can't remember the last time I wore a mask. To work that is :lol: ........If I...
by Tac Medic
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Is This a Good Idea?
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: Is This a Good Idea?

BTW, I'm telling you this, actually, I'm commenting on this as someone that will probably run a cardiac arrest in the next 90 minutes as I'm at work, so............good luck with your other preps.
by Tac Medic
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Is This a Good Idea?
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: Is This a Good Idea?

I wouldn't get it dude. Trust me, I've been a Paramedic for a long time Brother. If someone codes and you defib them ? It ain't gonna help, they are still going to need coronary surgery anyway. It ain't worth it..............Dallas is right, get your people to start exercising and eating right. Save...
by Tac Medic
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: US Palm Defender
Replies: 40
Views: 5709

Re: US Palm Defender

Yea, I was referring to warranty on the nylon. The ceramic plates have to be x-rayed. Thats the way to be sure they have no cracks. When whole, they should wthstand multiple hits within 1 inch from the edge (used to be the criteria when I got mine).
by Tac Medic
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: US Palm Defender
Replies: 40
Views: 5709

Re: US Palm Defender

Unless you live in CT. !.............. Bulletproofme won't sell to anyone in CT. but cops. Not even to us, Paramedics, so screw them..........The screwed up thing is that THERE IS NO LAW AGAINST IT.........I bet US Palm would ship to CT. Back on track, the thing you have to look at also is company w...
by Tac Medic
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: US Palm Defender
Replies: 40
Views: 5709

Re: US Palm Defender

I'd definitely get the hard plates w/carrier. I think it's a deal. I'd plan to wear my lighter, IIIA armor in concealable vest under it. That way I can dump my heavy gear until I need it and stil have my belt gear and soft armor............He's right about CT. Fucked up State. Time to pull the frigg...
by Tac Medic
Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Danner advice
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Danner advice

Do you really need the steel toe ? Are you going to be around heavy machinery or unloading trucks by hand ? If you don't think your going to be the victim of an industrial accident, the regular Acadia's are great and not as heavy. I have been wearing them for many moons and they are great AND I have...
by Tac Medic
Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: "Stacked" soft armor: any benefits?
Replies: 33
Views: 4513

Re: "Stacked" soft armor: any benefits?

Well, I can't run a sub-11 minute mile and a half after 23 years on the street, that's for sure, especially with all my gear on but I do know what guns and knives do to those unarmored, so anytime I start to gripe, I just think of that. I know that the armor will protect me against a steering wheel,...
by Tac Medic
Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: "Stacked" soft armor: any benefits?
Replies: 33
Views: 4513

Re: "Stacked" soft armor: any benefits?

Actually, stacking vests is NOT a bad idea. back in the day, active SWAT units and others like California Sheriff's SEB (I believe), used to stack vests. The physical mass is larger, obviously, but it ain't a bad idea. Right now I have on a IIIA with an old II vest in front AND a Second Chance Rifle...
by Tac Medic
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: 2 of my kits
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: 2 of my kits

Alright, just checked 'er out. Keep both those 500's. No 1000's = Good Idea.
by Tac Medic
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: 2 of my kits
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: 2 of my kits

No worries about the amount of fluid. Matter of fact, you could pull 1000cc bags and just keep two 500cc in there each with a Morgan Lens just in case. Large volumes of fluid are no longer indicated for external blood loss. Any amount of crystalloid is not gonna cut it for external blood loss and ch...
by Tac Medic
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Blow out kits carried by Deputies saved lives in Tuscon
Replies: 72
Views: 5212

Re: Blow out kits carried by Deputies saved lives in Tuscon

Look it Murph ! pimpin' the blow out kit ! Alright Brother !................Now down to business, wikland, dude. been on a lot of mass shootings, have you? Tell us about your last one, eh? Nothing ? Then shut your friggin' cake hole if you weren't there. How dare you critisize.......Got a cert or li...
by Tac Medic
Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: needle decompression in the PAW
Replies: 15
Views: 1852

Re: needle decompression in the PAW

Waltcallie, great minds think alike Brother, great minds think alike.................... 8)
by Tac Medic
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Tactical Tailor First Responder Bag (UPDATED)
Replies: 15
Views: 5883

Re: Tactical Tailor First Responder Bag

They are great bags. If you notice, they open like a "bucket" which keeps all contents in. I've used two of these bags OUT. The zipper goes first. The comany has 100% warranty. I figure they handled roughly 10K patient's each. The third bag I got was a gift from Logan, then then owner. It now reside...
by Tac Medic
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What Scares you?
Replies: 60
Views: 3378

Re: What Scares you?

Calls don't scare me that much any more. I have learned a Zen-like calmness, no shit. I just drop into the "engine" mode and the Engine operates the call. I had to identify my sister's body on a slab in Boston's Morgue 12 years ago. I dropped into the Engine and did it because no-one else could. She...
by Tac Medic
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Can a civilian in California carry a set of OPAs?
Replies: 36
Views: 1513

Re: Can a civilian in California carry a set of OPAs?

BSR is correct. Placing an NP or OPA is considered non-invasive. Back to the original question, honestly, I'd suggest you just carry an NPA, pocket mask, and a good cell phone.
by Tac Medic
Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Expired drugs
Replies: 37
Views: 8660

Re: Expired drugs

I possibly have two for you then BlackMesa...........For a short time I used to work in Central America and I couldn't sleep lying in my hammock in the jungle. They gave Remeron to us and, WOW, stay away from that stuff. Before I went down, I had to take the, "Chloroquin" (sp)..........and it actual...
by Tac Medic
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Martin's first responder bag
Replies: 26
Views: 3611

Re: Martin's first responder bag

It's cool. This thread is for Martin's FA Kit.....OK Private, your saying that in your experience it's worked "100% of the time". That's good. Your lucky. Preface your statements with your experience level please. Just ease up a little. I guarantee you'll learn something new.
by Tac Medic
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Martin's first responder bag
Replies: 26
Views: 3611

Re: Martin's first responder bag

Easy now young soldier. Stay in your lane. I tried to tell you earlier to ease up in a nice way. There are a lot of experienced people here. If your gonna run your mouth, back your statement with fact. Which studies are you citing? Conducted when and by whom ? Matter of fact, what are your qualifica...
by Tac Medic
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Martin's first responder bag
Replies: 26
Views: 3611

Re: Martin's first responder bag

68W, your applying TCCC priorities to a civilian who uses his bag as a volunteer and at sporting events. He's working in an A,B,C,D environment instead of Bleeding being the biggest threat......BTW, the reason an EMT may not skip their steps to control bleeding are several. They may not have the ass...
by Tac Medic
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: 68W looking for other 68W's
Replies: 46
Views: 3417

Re: 68W looking for other 68W's

You can already give your own opinion. You just have to intro yourself and remember that there are a lot of experienced medical folks here.
by Tac Medic
Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Expired drugs
Replies: 37
Views: 8660

Re: Expired drugs

Since we are an international community here of apparently pharmacologically adept individuals....................You guys ever see or use a drug called "Buscopan" ? I think we gave it for nausea. I used to have to give "Voltaren" (an NSAID ?)for severe pain. I mean serious fractures. I used to give...
by Tac Medic
Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Expired drugs
Replies: 37
Views: 8660

Re: Expired drugs

Wow, BlackMesa................NOW I AM impressed. I was told that saying. (which I paraphrased) while in a place I hope to never return too (unless in the passenger seat of a B2 bomber while it drops it's payload)............I was given the med along with a large glass ampule taped to it and told to...
by Tac Medic
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Expired drugs
Replies: 37
Views: 8660

Re: Expired drugs

.....and to simplify, (on a paramedic level, non-PharmD mind you), I know nothing about it and would never push it. Hell, I don't think you can even get it here in the States. Drugs are like arrows, once sent, it's kinda hard to get them back..... 8)

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