Ok folks feel free if you need further info or if you want the pics your group. There have been a lot of fake CAT TQs showing up. This is a real problem because they have been failing. That is right, and some have paid with their live becuase someone took a short cut and didnt check what they were buying. Make sure the vender is an authorized one that sells your TQ of choice. I am going to tell you a word of advice. It is better to have a TQ you can put on with one hand and know 100% it is going to do the job in 15-30 sec. That being said I will only speak up for a few TQs that do the job as in tended. You have the SOFT-T and SOFT-T Wide (not a one handed appication TQ), CAT (Is a one handed applicaion TQ), and the new Tactical Medical Tourniquet (Is a one handed application TQ).
Check your kits and make sure you don't have fake CAT TQs. Know how to the difference.
The suspect arrived with a checked gun, claimed his bag, took the gun from bag, went into the bathroom to load it and then came out and started shooting.
1. This was in a bagage claim area that had lots of people.
2. Five killed and eight injured
3 This guy had plenty of time, even to reload.
Given the number of people in a bagage terminal if they were to rush and over take (fight) the guy and not flee the numbers would be lower. The death number in this case may have also been lower if the correct treatment to the wounded had been given sooner.
This is why it is critical for not just Law Enforcement and EMS to know this stuff. The average civilian can do miricals given a little knowedge. A simple Bleeding Control course or a PHTLS for First Responders will work wonders here. Basic first aid is what we are talking about that is current and up to date. You dont need a first aid kit, there are plenty of things around you to make TQs with and pressure dressings with.
The same story keeps playing out over and over in just about every shooting or attack that happens.
On another note I posted this last week about some Law Enforcement Officers and one was shot. There was no treatment being done what so ever, no aid kits. Medical aid happend when EMS arrived. This guys in the video was lucky EMS was near by. Putting someone is a car does not stop them from bleeding out or other bad things that happen. Covering your partner and returning fire would be a good thing as well. There is a reason there are thress phases of TCCC and TECC. Below is the footage of the body cam of the Officer who was shot.
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