Davenport, Iowa police officers used SOF® Tactical Tourniquets on both of Buffalo’s Police Chief T.J. Behning legs to save his life. An oncoming car struck Chief’s Behning’s patrol car while he was out on the side of the road, and his patrol car struck him. Buffalo’s department has since incorporated tourniquets into their everyday carry. Read the full article here.
A Pennsylvania State Police officer self-applied his tourniquet after being shot multiple times, likely saving his own life. Read full article here.
Customer Testimonial: “I install windows in houses for a living, and we were trying to pull out the window sash of the window that was from 1927. The glass was thin and the new guy pushed on it just enough that it flexed and the glass exploded. A large piece of it ended up bouncing off of the windowsill and into my arm. Thanks for the kit, it kicked ass this week when in need” [Direct pressure didn’t stop the bleeding so a SOF®TT-Wide was applied.]
Great article on the progression and value of tourniquets. “You can give someone an hour of training and an inexpensive bleeding control kit and empower them to save their own life or the life of the person next to them. That is just a no-brainer for every community in this country.” -Dr. Alex Eastman. Read the full article here.
Dr. Alex Eastman from Dallas describes the importance of bystanders’ actions in emergency situations such as the June shooting at a congressional baseball practice. Watch the news clip here to see Dr. Eastman demonstrate the use of a SOF®T-Wide Tourniquet and OLAES® Bandage to control bleeding on a victim.
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Upon arriving at the scene of a motorcycle accident, an officer with the Greensfield Police Department applied a SOF® Tourniquet and Celox hemostatic to the arm of a victim who was bleeding out. After transportation to the hospital, the surgeon said that without that tourniquet, the victim would not have made it. We are proud to support law enforcement officers around the country in their efforts to save lives and keep communities safe. Read more here.
Teamwork. Good job yesterday to all LEO, Fire, EMS, HEMS units that worked together to mitigate a criminal barricade with a critically injured patient. The patient was shot several times, presenting with heavy bleeding from an arm, altered mentation, and no radial pulses. Bleeding was controlled with a tourniquet and no re-bleeding. TacMed Solutions Foxtrot® Litter was used to extract the patient 200 yards without complication to an awaiting ambulance. Photo cred from the Williamsburg Gazette.