Howdy all. I'm working on a project at my department to revamp the first aid kits that we carry in the trunks of the patrol cars. Just to give you some background, I've been an EMT for about 9 years and a cop for about 3.5 years. It's a bit embarrassing, but the kits that we currently carry contain a lot of unnecessary items and have also fallen into disrepair. They generally just need a complete overhaul. What I need you to do is just tell me what kind of medical equipment your department puts in its patrol cars. Give me as much detail as possible about the contents of the kit, to the best of your knowledge. Also, please tell me about any training and/or policy that exists in relation to the first aid kits (maintenance, usage, etc.). This is important, as my department is very training/policy minded. In my research thus far, I've found that the recent trend among departments has been away from "boo boo kits" which contain items that police officers really have no business using (like Bandaids, snake bite kits, etc.) and toward "blow out kits" or "gunshot wound kits" that an officer might have to use in a SHTF situation to save his life or the life of one of his partners. After all, the first thing they teach you in EMT school is that you don't go into a scene until it's safe. So if there's still a chance that a danger exists, EMS isn't going in there and you (or your partner) could die in the meantime. Because of this, we as cops need some basic lifesaving tools...just in case. After all, we spend all kinds of time and money practicing to put holes IN people, but we never really prepare for what to do if we wind up with holes IN our own bodies. That seems rather backwards, especially when some basic skills and tools can go a long ways. I appreciate any information that y'all can give me about the medical equipment that your department provides for you. Thanks again.