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Everyone is aware of the tragedy that occurred in Paris over the weekend. Many of us here in the states are confident that we might fare better because we are an armed citizenry and many of us carry firearms on a regular basis.
But what do you do in the critical moments between when the shooting has stopped and before the paramedics arrive?
The Shooter Self Care Class hosted by Among The Leaves covers just these topics. Our expert instructors will cover topics such as how to identify trauma injuries and how to use the contents of a trauma kit or “blow out kit” to help save the life of those injured after an attack, whether that person is an innocent bystander, family or a loved one, or even yourself.
Our next class will be held on January the 8th, so it’s the perfect holiday gift for those you care about.
Additionally, the first 15 students will receive a free blowout kit with the cost of their tuition.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Kelly Grayson will be hosting a Shooter Self Care Class here in Fort Worth, Texas. Whether you are a Range Officer, carry a concealed firearm, law enforcement, or just a firearms enthusiast, you will learn quite a bit from this course. Injuries from firearms whether intentional or accidental, self-inflicted or the result of an attack, must be dealt with promptly. During this course you will receive basic instruction on what to do and how to use a basic life-saving kit to provide basic life-saving measures until help arrives.
In addition to expert instruction from a medical professional, students will also receive a compact “blow-out kit” valued at over $90 consisting of the following:
2 pairs nitrile gloves
1 trauma shears
1 4″ Ace wrap
1 Cederroth Blood Stopper
10 4×4 gauze pads
1 8×10 absorbent gauze pad
1 Vaseline gauze
1 4″ roll of Kling roller gauze
2 triangular bandages
2 HALO chest seals
1 SOF Tournequit
Food and refreshments will also be provided.
There are no prerequisites for this course and onsite registration will be available.
Course instructor Steven “Kelly” Grayson, EMS Instructor, NRP, CCEMT-P, is a critical care paramedic for Acadian Ambulance in Louisiana. He has spent the past 22 years as a field paramedic, critical care transport paramedic, field supervisor and educator. He is a former president of the Louisiana EMS Instructor Society and board member of the Louisiana Association of Nationally Registered EMTs.
Tuition for the course is $200 and includes a blowout kit for the first 15 students. The course is 4-hours long and will be held on Friday October 30th at Elk Castle Shooting Sports beginning at 5pm.
Kilted to Kick Cancer encourages men to wear kilts throughout the month of September to promote awareness and prompt conversations encouraging other men to GET CHECKED!
Among The Leaves is helping to promote by donating one of our 72-hour Bug Out Bags, valued at over $400, as part of one of the prize packages being given away to the top fund raisers over at Kelly’s Blog, the Ambulance Driver Files.
I’ve got some exciting news in the works. I don’t want to say too much about it yet but I’m bringing on a partner to the website to help out.
The dog is not allowed in the house.
Okay, the dog is allowed in the house, but only in certain rooms.
The dog is allowed in all rooms, but has to stay off the furniture.
The dog can get on the old furniture only.
Fine, the dog is allowed on all the furniture, but is not allowed to sleep with the humans on the bed.
Okay, the dog is allowed on the bed, but only by invitation.
The dog can sleep on the bed whenever he wants, but not under the covers.
The dog can sleep under the covers by invitation only.
The dog can sleep under the covers every night.
Humans must ask permission to sleep under the covers with the dog.