Rescue Essentials Blog
Statistics released today by the FBI show that 66 officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2016. Of those officers killed, 62 of them were killed by a firearm. This is a big increase of 38% over 2015.
Circumstances leading to death at the incident scenes:
Of the 66 officers killed in criminal incidents, the 51 were wearing body armor at the time they were killed.
The FBI publishes Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted each year to provide information about officers who were killed, feloniously or accidentally, and officers who were assaulted while performing their duties. The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.
SealGrinder PT recently completed a detailed review of the Rescue Essentials 5.11 UCR IFAK. Check it out here: RE 5.11 UCR IFAK Review
Rescue Essentials and JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) are proud to announce the selection of the Public Access Bleeding Control Kit as a Hot Product from the JEMS EMS Today Conference & Exposition, which was held February 23–25 in Salt Lake City.The Rescue Essentials Public Access Bleeding Control Kit was selected after a team of eight judges consisting of emergency medical [...]
Rescue Essentials, in partnership with New Orleans EMS and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, has donated 10 Public Access Bleeding Control Kits to be placed into AED locations throughout the convention center. The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is the sixth largest convention center in the country hosting over 125 events every year bringing [...]
RESCUE ESSENTIALS, a Colorado based tactical medical supply and training company, is hosting the fourth annual Save-A-Cop Tactical Casualty Care Course in cooperation with the Community College of Aurora Colorado. This free training course is provided to fifty law enforcement officers from agencies across the front range of Colorado and will take place on the [...]
Being a Colorado based company this one is personal for us.Every year mishaps occur that result in individuals being stuck out in the backcountry overnight. Ski accidents, lost hikers, injured hunters. A lot of things can happen suddenly that result in you having to spend the night outdoors while waiting for search and rescue to [...]
The Fire Department of New York City recently approved the Slishman Traction Splint (STS) as their new standardized traction device. The STS will be carried on all FDNY ambulances and will be taught at the EMS Academy to all new E.M.T's and Paramedics. FDNY recently undertook a comprehensive year long review of all medical equipment [...]
Rescue Essentials, in cooperation with Luna Innovations, have created the new Bleeding Control Instructors Kit. This new kit has all the components needed to teach a wound packing bleeding control class straight out of the box. Utilizing Luna Innovations TrueClot Blood Simulant and Simulated Hemostatic Gauze instructors can demonstrate the use of advanced hemostatics in [...]
Luna Innovations have recently updated their popular TrueClot Wound Packing Trainers. Based on direct customer feedback the trainers have been updated with improved external and internal wound anatomy. The Task Trainer now ships with 1 liter of Blood Simulant Concentrate and 5 packs of TruClot Simulated Hemostatic Gauze, a $140 dollar value free of charge. [...]
Rescue Essentials is excited to announce the release of the new QuikLitter XL. A new addition to the highly successful QuikLitter line of disposable soft litters. The QuikLitter XL is larger, at 80” x 40”, has 14 grab handles for maximum weight distribution, and features an increased maximum load rating of 1000 pounds. Two integrated patient retention straps [...]