Wednesday, May 10, 2017

True North Medic Pack: Reliable Organization

As a trusted source for quality bags, packs, and fire-resistant clothing and accessories for nearly one-quarter of a century, True North specializes in designing and manufacturing all the essential gear for an EMT or paramedic also serving as a wildland firefighter, such as equipment and fire-retardant clothing for wildland and structural fires, along with search-and-rescue operations.

True North understands that emergency medical providers, many of whom do, in fact, double as wildland firefighters, fully realize the challenges and imminent dangers posed by wildfires and recognize the inevitable aftereffects: erosion, landslides, debris flows, altered water quality, and others. This is why it’s imperative for emergency medical professionals to stay well-organized, thereby ensuring that all essential, first-aid equipment is readily available and accessible at all times. True North’s solution: the new True North Firefly Wildland Medic Pack – Gen 2, which is designed for easy carrying and maximum efficiency when its vital contents are needed. Here’s why:


True North Firefly Wildland Medic Pack – Gen 2


Constructed of sturdy, 1000D Cordura® Nylon webbing, the NFPA 1977-classified True North Firefly Wildland Medic Pack – Gen 2 is ideal for firefighters and EMTs who need to walk any number of miles to perform their essential, job-related duties. Featuring a cavernous 2,500 cubic inches of space, a trap pocket, and lash-down loops, you can virtually take just about all you need when you’re working the line. Organization is key: Its medic bag’s drop-front opening allows quick, full access to essential items, while removable, color-coded organizer pouches ensure everything is in its proper spot.

Small meds and bandages easily fit into zippered, clear-vinyl pockets, and an optional O2 case conveniently attaches to the bottom of the pack. Plus, two separate pockets can comfortably house any personal gear. When you need to traverse rough terrain for miles at a time, you can be assured that the True North Firefly Wildland Medic Pack – Gen 2 will provide amply ergonomic support thanks to its specially designed harness, while its MOLLE-system compatibility on the hip belt conforms to the 1-inch MOLLE-webbing standard, which also allows it to be fully compatible with all MOLLE accessories. Additional specs include:

  • technology: SCS™ Super Compression Suspension
  • 100-ounce (three liter) hydration pocket (reservoir not included)
  • SCS™-patented, shoulder-strap design
  • dimensions: 15.5 inches by 10 inches by 6.5 inches
  • weight: six pounds


Get the support, carrying capacity, and durability you need when braving wildland fires. Be sure to check out theEMSstore.com for more information and to get yours.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Go Hands-On With the Z-Medica Control Kit

As medical treatments become more efficient, armed conflicts increase in number, and civil events become more susceptible to chaos, the need for effective hemorrhage control has become a critically important issue among emergency medical professionals. As a result, medical, government, and other related markets are mandating more reliable ways to control bleeding and avoid hemorrhages, thereby saving more lives.

Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, is committed to meeting this demand by ensuring emergency medical professionals have the proper training they need prior to going out into the field, which is why they have developed the new Z-Medica Hemorrhage Control Training Kit.


Z-Medica Hemorrhage Control Training Kit

This excellent, hands-on training tool presents multiple wound patterns and comes with IO QuikClot® Combat Gauze® LE Moulage Trainer as well as five QuikClot® Combat Gauze® LE for demonstration/training purposes. The Z-Medica Hemorrhage Control Training Kit provides a platform for learning hemorrhage control / wound-packing techniques used in conjunction with effective application of combat-gauze products. It greatly assists trainees in developing crucially important muscle memory along with an intricate understanding of the mechanical aspects associated with wound packing.

This unique training system fosters the development of critical motor skills needed to effectively utilize new hemostatic gauzes by using visual cues to create what is known as “bio-feedback”, which has been shown to quickly develop skills equivalent to that found using live animal testing while avoiding the use of animals. Medics that have trained on both have stated they have the same skill level and retention on both; the advantage going to this training unit for its ease of use, portability, and cost savings.

All QuikClot® products have passed biocompatibility testing and do not have any animal- or human-derived proteins or shellfish products associated with them, thereby rendering them safe and effective. Additionally, another advantage QuikClot® products have over other hemostatic devices is kaolin: a naturally occurring, inorganic mineral that has no known allergic or exothermic reactions.

Once an end user has successfully completed the web-based training program, it is recommended that he or she performs a practical demonstration of his or her skills under the tutelage of a qualified instructor.


Be sure to implement this essential choice for hemorrhage control into your training. For more information and to get yours, be sure to visit theEMSstore.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

G3 Kit: Get Organized to Save Lives

Fusing advanced sports-mountaineering know-how with practical ideas from the front lines of emergency medicine, StatPacks infuses high-tech construction, functional features, and intuitive structures to design, build, and market innovative packs and accessories for emergency medical professionals. When you need immediate access to life-saving tools, be sure you have the new G3 First Aid Infusion Kit on-hand, and take full advantage of StatPacks’ ingenuity and experience that they’ve successfully fused into it.

StatPacks G3 First Aid Infusion Kit

StatPacks G3 First Aid Infusion Kit



Extremely spacious, the StatPacks G3 First Aid Infusion Kit is capable of accommodating an ample supply of both oral and intravenous medications for basic and advanced life support. You can be assured that you won’t be stressing out over finding exactly what you need, when you need it: Medication vials and pre-filled syringes can be easily organized, as well as IV set-ups, fluids, and associated IV-therapy equipment thanks to the StatPacks G3 First Aid Infusion Kit’s removable center divider that easily secures all of the aforementioned items.

StatPacks G3 First Aid Infusion Kit



Constructed of 420-Denier-Nylon, one of the StatPacks G3 First Aid Infusion Kit’s most versatile features is its ability to be used in many different departments and settings, thereby allowing it to adhere to local, medical-administration protocols. Equipped with durable mesh windows, pockets, and elastic holsters, you can be assured that all essential contents will be kept in place and will be well-organized. Along with its lockable zippers, its innovative, fold-out design is compact enough to be stored almost anywhere, but once needed, it quickly grants access to all your well-organized medical supplies and tools. Additional specs include the following:

  • available in an eye-catching Red color
  • capacity: 1100 cubic inches
  • weight: 3.5 pounds
  • dimensions: 14 inches tall, 11.5 inches wide, and seven inches in diameter

StatPacks G3 First Aid Infusion Kit



Stay organized; it may make the difference when trying to save a life. For more information and to get yours, be sure to visit theEMSstore.com.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Securely Immobilize with the iTec Multigrip

Picture this: You arrive on-scene of a motor-vehicle crash. After performing an initial assessment of the damage to the vehicles, which is considerable, you see the vehicle occupants, one of which is in need of assistance. While not bleeding profusely, the occupant, who is conscious but obviously in some discomfort, still needs to be treated with care. Any inadvertent movement of the cervical spine needs to be avoided, so that’s why you need to rely on the iTecMultigrip Disposable Immobilizer – a complete system for all your head-immobilization needs.


iTec Multigrip Disposable Immobilizer

Designed by a firefighter almost 30 years ago, the iTec Multigrip Disposable Immobilizer is fully compatible with most c-collars and backboards, and it has been extensively used throughout the US and Canada…and for good reason. Here’s why:

iTec Multigrip Disposable Immobilizer



Each lightweight, water-resistant, and X-Ray transparent iTec Multigrip Disposable Immobilizer is thermo-sealed with a head and chin strap. To use it, unroll its cylinders and slide them under the patient’s head. Its included head and chin straps can easily be applied when needed, and there’s no need to worry about anything sticking to your gloves, so your hands will be free. Dealing with a patient who’s wearing head protection? No problem: The iTec Multigrip Disposable Immobilizer is an excellent tool for stabilizing patients wearing motorcycle or sporting helmets.

iTec Multigrip Disposable Immobilizer

Using the label as a center line, tear the liner of the headstrap in the center. Then, hold the label above the patient’s head and pull back the liner, thereby exposing the sticky side of the tape, and attach it to the iTec Multigrip Disposable Immobilizer’s conveniently located multigrips. Roll the cylinder toward the patient’s head and attach the tape to the backboard; repeat this process on the opposite side. This same method can be used with the yellow chin strap, as well. Finally, push the tape under the backboard, all while pulling the liner out. Additional specs include:

  • age compatibility: infant, child, and adult
  • box or case quantity: individual, case of 45, case of 50


Don’t be without this critically important tool when on-scene. For more information and to get yours, be sure to check out our sister site’s – TheFireStore.com – eBaystore.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

SureFire Pocket Light: Always Ready

Scene illumination, an often-neglected aspect at emergency scenes, is absolutely critical to safely moving around, finding all involved victims, and properly triaging, assessing, and treating injuries, especially at night or when dealing with heavy fog that can hinder vision. With it, the fact remains that patients and injuries can be detected as soon as possible, if you’re prepared with proper illumination beforehand.


SureFire Compact Pocket Light


As a company that has become synonymous with excellence in hand-held illumination tools, SureFire, LLC – a leading manufacturer of rugged, powerful, and compact light-based tools, some of which include flashlights and headlamps, among many others – understands the critical importance of proper illumination in regard to doing your job properly and accurately. The new, ultra-powerful SureFire Compact Pocket Light was specifically designed so that it can be carried and used by emergency medical professionals whenever the need arises to have adequate illumination, which can, ultimately, lead to more lives being saved.

SureFire Compact Pocket Light



This LED illuminator can be attached to keys with the use of a split ring, making it readily available to carry and use during emergencies or just for everyday use. Featuring a high-performance LED and a special-faceted reflector that can produce a broad, smooth, 300-lumen MaxVision Beam, the SureFire Compact Pocket Light is comprised of a sturdy, polymer body, but it is lightweight enough to be easily carried in a pocket or first-in bag.

SureFire Compact Pocket Light



It offers three output levels: high, medium, and low, all with different features and benefits. All dark areas at night are brilliantly illuminated with the high setting’s 300-lumen MaxVision Beam™, thereby providing you with peace-of-mind navigation with a useful range well past 50 meters. Despite its medium and low settings having 60 and five lumens, respectively, each offers much more runtime and more than enough light for completing close-up work. Some additional specs include the following:

  • a click-type switch is easy to use and allows quick access to all three output levels with repeated presses
  • a micro-USB charging port is used for recharging of its integral Li-ion battery
  • its compact, polymer-constructed body is weather-resistant
  • length: 2.5 inches
  • bezel diameter: 0.58 inches
  • weight (with batteries): 2 ounces


Get the light you need to do your job well and save lives. For more information and to get yours, be sure to visit theEMSstore.com.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Streamlight KeyMate: Compact, Reliable Illumination

As hard as you may try, you won’t always be 100% prepared for everything you encounter on-scene. The unpredictability of what emergency medical professionals face each and every day has become the norm. The good news? Streamlight is working to even the odds: Their new KeyMate USB is now available and can readily provide reliable illumination at a moment’s notice, giving you the advantage of seeing exactly what you’re facing, thereby allowing you the unlimited ability to promptly and professionally address and perform all your essential job duties. Here’s why:





This ultra-compact, hands-free area light features a bright, white chip-on-board LED and three lighting modes: low, high, and emergency flash, thereby providing just enough area illumination to perform your duties when the unpredictable circumstance arises. Capable of emitting up to 35 powerful lumens, the Streamlight KeyMate USB effectively alleviates the hindrances of short-run-time lights with its long run-time coupled with its convenient recharging abilities gives you much-needed, extended usage.





When using the Streamlight KeyMate USB in low-light conditions, simply utilize its multifunction, push-button switch to quickly access its three lighting modes; there’s no fumbling with multiple buttons! In addition to being a stalwart companion (it is constructed with a durable, polycarbonate and impact-resistant, die-cast body), the Streamlight KeyMate USB snugly fits inside your pocket. Or, you can easily attach it to your key ring, zipper, lanyard, ball cap, and more for convenient carrying, access and hands-free task lighting.




You can also add a personal touch to the Streamlight KeyMate USB, as its reverse side is imprintable, allowing you to add your department’s logo to it. Best of all, it can be conveniently charged via its USB power source with its included, five-inch Micro-USB cord. Some additional specs include:

  • low setting: 16 lumens, runs two hours
  • high setting: 35 lumens, runs one hour
  • flash runs two hours
  • length: 2.9 inches (7.3 centimeters)
  • width: 1.08 inches (2.74 centimeters)
  • body thickness: 0.5 inches (1.27 centimeters)
  • LED is impervious to shock with a 50,000-hour lifetime

Bottom line: Saving lives and making a difference is why you do what you do. Make sure you’re always prepared by carrying the Streamlight KeyMate USB. For more information and to get yours, be sure to visit TheFireStore.com.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

ASP Poly Triad: Simply Brilliant

Having proper illumination when working on-scene is paramount to getting results. You work hard to save lives, so you’ll need a top-of-the-line flashlight equipped with the finest, brightest, most-advanced lighting solutions available that result in superior performance that you can rely on when you need it most: the new ASP Poly Triad USB. Here’s why:


ASP Poly Triad USB

Whether you’re working late-night shifts or on-scene until the early-morning hours, you can rely on the ASP Poly Triad USB. Incorporating a micro USB charge port, an internal-charge circuit, and a Lithium-Ion power cell into its signature design, the ASP Poly Triad USB’s foamed, vinyl grip nicely accentuates a black, coyote, or yellow-polymer body. To access the micro USB charge port, simply loosen its collar; to use it, just attach the retractable charging cable (included with the flashlight) to a car charger, wall charger, or to a USB port. If you already have one, a micro USB cell phone charger can also be used to recharge it. When it’s charging, the ASP Poly Triad USB’s battery indicator blinks red; when fully charged, it turns a solid-green color.


ASP Poly Triad USB


Its machined-aluminum core and reflector dissipate heat, while a four-cut switch can rotate between three different positions: Intermittent, Locked, and Constant. Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the flashlight allows the use of CR123A primary cells. Additionally, an optional Snap-Loc Clip may be attached either lens-up or lens-down, and all of its connectors and springs are gold-plated. Some other specs of the ASP Poly Triad USB include:


ASP Poly Triad USB

  • it measures 6.25 inches in length, 1.4 inches in diameter, and weighs 6.72 ounces (with batteries) 3.70-volt system 
  • it is capable of producing 440 lumens on its “High Level”, 15 lumens on its “Low Level” 
  • 80-hour run time 
  • its wall charger, car charger, and retractable charge cord are encased in a zippered ballistic carrier

Make sure you see the light: For more information and to get yours, be sure to visit theEMSstore.com