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  1. Live tissue lab is pushing it, of course, but moulage would be nice... if you can't get the real thing get as close as you can, right? Live tissue is reserved for those "special" medics. Maybe someday I'll give a run at that stuff, if I feel like going back enlisted. SSG - Good luck hooking up with an ETT. I'll be joining that group you talked about it looks like. They are doing a near total change over in 2nd QTR. I don't want to sound like I am bashing the way the Army teaches BLS, its not that AT ALL. We're doing a great job, especially with the new curriculum. However, we have to ve
  2. Its a damn shame, one of the biggest problems guys walked off the line from was dealing with real, bleeding trauma. No prep didn't help. In Iraq, it was exactly how you describe, make the 9 line, evac chopper in bound and touching down within about 7 min. However, in A-stan I'm hearing things like 2 guys go out with a bunch of Afghani's and stay out for a week +. We're talking hours from the flag pole in areas where medevac doesn't go. With two CLS trained troops, the likelyhood of saving one another is pretty low, especially for most troops when the reality is that they learn CLS when the
  3. The term "operator" is not limited to one Branch's SOF. It is a "purple" term in all the applications I've seen it used. That being said, its also a term that is used for those elite style Police based units, and I've never seen any Military "operators" scoff at the use of it, because it applies directly to what they are doing. I think that most SOF are comfortable with the reality that Police Operators won't be confused with SOF Operators. That being said, I think most folks are right on in saying that most programs in the EMT-T training world (from the few folks I've spoken to) don't offe
  4. I am not CLS certified. Myself and the other leadership were required to leave both training sessions to handle other situations during our mobilization. I hear this next trip I have to become certified to deploy. That being said, from what I have seen much of the training you pay for has more in it than CLS does. You don't do live tissue in CLS, you don't learn how to manage bleeds with TQ's in CLS (only how to apply them, and are in fact taught never to remove a TQ, ever, which isn't entirely accurate, just Joe proof) among many other things. CLS is a great beginning, and is more in the
  5. All I've done is drag people out of "ca ca", but that was a movie (www.thewartapes.com). My reference was that I have done enough kicking in doors (and I'm about to do another damn year +) and I'm all set with being SWAT. But supporting SWAT from a medical standpoint, that sounds better. I guess I just boiled that all down into "dragging their happy asses out".
  6. Perhaps I overstated it a bit, and I am unqualified to speak about cops, not being one. However, your average infantryman, CLS or not, does not have a significant emphasis on medicine. The next time you're in a CLS course take a minute to watch the soldiers. Are they intently listening to the instructor? Or trying to hide the fact that they keep falling asleep? Trigger pullers would rather be pulling triggers, that is just reality, that is why the EMT's/Medics are around. Oh, and all soldiers are now required to attend CLS predeployment, so you'll get a lot of opportunities to see those
  7. Tac Medics exist because Cops don't care about the training, (I'm guessing, its pretty much the same reason Combat medics exist, if you could teach and infantryman to give a crap about chest seals, IV's etc, you wouldn't need medics.) I wanna be a tac medic because I don't care about law enforcement, I'd rather be the guy dragging their happy asses out.
  8. The question becomes, does it only run as fast as the EOD rigs do? transport at 5-10 MPH is almost as fast as I can carry the dude.
  9. Oh its all ego! I just wanna look cool brother... 8) AHHH!!!! WACKER ALERT!!!!
  10. Any idea where it was purchased? I'm looking for a puretone tactical and the only place I can find one is www.rangerjoes.com, which isn't known for outstanding prices. Thanks!
  11. mtnsldr

    What the...

    Unfortunately the name seems to tell it all... :director: The Admin is a PERV! For all the Canadians :knob: Hey, my landlord is on here! :thebirdman: :violent3: :violent1: :violent2:
  12. And what exactly was the reason for public embarassment? Could this have been better handled offline? Maybe you wouldn't have looked like a judgemental asshole then...
  13. Its not that, but you have to admit your story was a little over the top. 300 people at the ER? I gotta admit, it sounds like a case of post-incident embellishment. Just another big fish story. The sad part is, it was interesting enough without that part. Adding it just made you look worse. But, thats just my $.02. Not to mention not one of your sources corroborated that figure.
  14. First night actually (it was last night.)
  15. Suitcase? Wow, you guys do live in luxury in the Medevac world... The rest of us still use duffle bags... :wink:
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