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Carry those trauma kits!

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Morris, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. ClydeG19


    Oct 5, 2001
    I've carried a QuikClot 25 ACS in my left cargo pocket for as long as I've been a cop. Thankfully, I've never had to use it on myself or another officer. I would use it on a child, firefighter, ems...maybe a hot girl who I followed for several miles.

  2. CJStudent

    CJStudent Fenced In

    Nov 3, 2005
    Wow! Talk about timing!
  3. seanmac45

    seanmac45 CLM

    Apr 13, 2000
    Brooklyn, NY
    I was trying to convince the department head of my current job to purchase something similar last week.

    He looked at me as though I had six heads.
  4. CJStudent

    CJStudent Fenced In

    Nov 3, 2005
    They look that way at the paramedic we have that's all ate up with this kind of stuff. We have LOADS of mass-casualty equipment and training, thanks to him pushing for it, yet people think it's some kind of joke.
  5. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

    Jul 24, 2010
    The Northwoods
    One of ours :( thankful for the haltom city officer there with trauma kit. He's out of surgery and doing well. Shot 3 times total. BG DRT.

    Anyone interested in trauma kit should check out officer survival solutions. They make a kit that is vacuum sealed and fits behind trauma plate for $44, also have same kit made for pocket carry. Owner is a good dude and answered the phone on first ring.

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  6. ottomatic


    Oct 15, 2002
    SW Tennessee
    I have a trauma kit with my rifle, but nothing on me. Does anybody know if maybe two of the two-Gram Celox pax might be enough for a "typical GSW?
  7. I had two pockets sewn on to my Bratwear, each side of my leg just above the knee. Left side contains a CAT, Combat Gauze and Sani-Wipe packs I get from the hosedraggers. The right at least four pairs of gloves.

    I looked at some small kits but alas, they're were just a size too big for the pocket. This is my local go to kit guys:
  8. Newcop761

    Newcop761 CLM

    Jan 29, 2001
    In Existential Crisis
    My office just got 60 kits from Jake @ Officer Survival Initiatives. (Awesome service.)

    They aren't doing any good in the boss's office. I liberated one last night before going to the range today.
  9. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

    Jul 24, 2010
    The Northwoods
    Lots of variables. Depends on location and if there's an entrance and exit or just entrance wound. I carry 2x QC combat gauze on my person and 5x more between plate carrier and med bag. IMHO a tourn is more important than QC.

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  10. Ducowti


    Jan 11, 2009
    I keep a kit in my motor's pannier. Been there for years, hope it has no occasion for an appearance.

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  11. lndshark


    Nov 15, 2009
    NOT the PNW (yet)
    Thank you for the link, sir. Just ordered a Basic Patrol Aid Kit. And your peeps are from my (?) future home town of Kingston, to boot!
  12. Glockwork Orange

    Glockwork Orange

    Nov 1, 2000

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  13. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    I used to keep Israeli bandages in my raid vest, my glove compartment, my desk, and everywhere else I could think of.
  14. OfficerSurvival


    Dec 6, 2012
    NewCop & Morris-

    Thanks for the props, I'm glad you guys have been happy with us so far. And thanks for liberating that kit NewCop. You're right, they do no good in the bosses office.

    Morris- your kit should be there by Tuesday. If you have any issues at all, let me know.

    Let me know if anyone needs anything.


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  15. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

    Mar 29, 2005
    I'd sure like every LEO to be issues kits like these. I've managed a few kits from Jake, for my carry, but I don't know of anyone else who carries one.

    My agency did issue us a package of Quickclot Combat Gauze and some extra gauze, which each person is ordered to keep in their glove compartment. I would like to see us go a step further and put some on every officer; at least, give them to each officer (I know some guys won't carry them).
  16. walkin' trails

    walkin' trails

    Apr 24, 2005
    Its hard with many agencies to convince anyone holding the purse strings that individual trauma kits are a worthy investment. I was after mine to buy something with Quick Clot for years, and finally got something with gauze and a tournequet, but only for a few folks. I was able to get Israeli bandages a couple of years before, but only because they were dirt cheap. When there's no money for pouches to carry them, then stuff gets left in lockers, on desks, or in trunks. I have always been a proponent of just going out and buying what you need if the job doesn't issue it, but there are a number of folks out there who think otherwise.
  17. OfficerSurvival


    Dec 6, 2012

    I think trauma kits right now are where vests were 30 years ago. Everybody needs it, few acknowledge it, and nobody wants to pay for it. It's hard to convince an agency that $35-$50 is a worthy "investment" until they've been there. We've even tried to break it down by the numbers for the bean counting types. $35-$50 for a kit vs. an average cost of $1.3M for a LODD. Even that seems to be a hard sell. The good news is the idea is catching traction and we're seeing more and more folks pushing their bosses for the gear they need.

  18. Something I need to get. I have bandages and a standard first aid kit in my car but nothing to carry on my person.