The Tactical EMS / TEMS topic area gives officers all the relevant news and information they need to keep up to date on this ever-changing element of critical injury care and medical response. Self-care, buddy care, and basic life support functions like burn treatment and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) are among the most important areas of knowledge a cop must have.
Because the servicemen and women who came under fire at the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood had been recently trained in self-care and buddy-care, the death toll was considerably lower than it could have otherwise been. In this video, SGM Kyle Lamb (ret.) speaks with PoliceOne Senior Editor about the value of having a practical combat casualty care kit while on patrol.
After more than a decade and a half, the quest to dedicate a nationwide, interoperable broadband network to public safety seems to be imminently upon us. This would give cops some key tools to fulfill their mission.