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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Train to Be Prepared With the Z-Medica QuikClot

Trauma is costly: It’s a major cause of death and disability and the second-most-expensive healthcare problem in the U.S. While you may have already known that, were you aware that approximately 40% of trauma-related deaths are due to bleeding or its consequences, with hemorrhaging being the most-common cause of preventable death in trauma? That’s where QuikClot devices come into play: When applied with manual pressure, they promote immediate clotting upon application, thereby helping you to save more lives. But before you get out on-scene and save lives, you need proper training; the Z-Medica QuikClot Combat Gauze® Moulage Trainer is the perfect tool to ensure you get the critical training you need. Here’s why:

Z-Medica QuikClot Combat Gauze® Moulage Trainer


Exclusively designed for simulated training only, the Z-Medica QuikClot Combat Gauze® Moulage Trainer replicates the unique feel of authentic QuikClot Combat Gauze®, which makes it an excellent, hands-on training resource for treating simulated casualties. It is ideal for use with artificial blood; the combination allows a trainee to experience the authentic feel of dealing with such traumas on-scene.

From a teaching standpoint, the Z-Medica QuikClot Combat Gauze® Moulage Trainer is conducive to allowing trained emergency responders, who are authorized by federal, state, and/or local policies, rules, regulations, guidelines, protocols, and/or laws, to properly and thoroughly train personnel on its proper application, due in part to its completely inert composition. This is critical, seeing as how proper training directly translates to readiness in the field and top performance when faced with life-threatening challenges on-scene.


Be prepared; train well. For more information and to get yours, be sure to visit theEMSstore.com

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Petra Roc Navy Blue Jacket: Stay Visible; Stay Safe

Since 2007, Petra Roc, Inc. has provided high-visibility safety apparel to first responders, allowing them to be seen more easily, thereby exponentially reducing their chances of incurring serious injuries while working on-scene in any number of potentially dangerous scenarios, including low- to no-visibility conditions and/or moving-vehicle hazards. By priding themselves on constantly striving to improve the quality, comfort, and functionality of their products, they have developed the new Navy-Blue, Enhanced-Visibility Quilted Bomber Jacket – guaranteed to keep you warm, comfy, and highly visible in cold, damp, and wet weather.


Petra Roc Navy-Blue, Enhanced-Visibility Quilted Bomber Jacket

Constructed of a polyurethane-coated, 300D Oxford outer shell and a sewn-in, quilted thermal line designed to provide enhanced, reliable warmth, simply zip up the Petra Roc Navy-Blue, Enhanced-Visibility Quilted Bomber Jacket’s heavy-duty, front-zipper closure to prevent rain and snow from getting to you. Protect your head and keep heat circulating with its roll-away hood that has drawstrings and easily tucks into the collar when not in use.

Petra Roc Navy-Blue, Enhanced-Visibility Quilted Bomber Jacket


Enjoy a secure, comfy fit thanks to its rib-knit stretch waistband and cuffs. Need a place to store small, everyday gear or just keep your hands warm? Two front slash pockets can accommodate that. You’ll be sure to be seen by vehicles during low-light conditions due to two-inch ANSI Level 2 reflective tapes located on the torso and arms.


Don’t be without this warm, highly reflective jacket when on-scene; for more information and to get yours, be sure to visit theEMSstore.com

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Altair Gas Detector: Always On, Always Secure

When you’re working in settings that may have hazardous gases or fluctuating oxygen levels, you need a reliable, accurate tool to assist you in determining if your surroundings are detrimental to your health and safety. That tool is the MSA Altair Maintenance Gas Detector. Here’s why:


MSA Altair Maintenance Gas Detector


Specifically built to MSA’s superior safety and quality standards, the MSA Altair Maintenance Gas Detector seamlessly blends high functionality with design simplicity. Its ease-of-use features a true, single-button operation feature and intuitive functioning, and its polycarbonate and rubberized casing ensures its longevity and durability, should it be accidentally dropped while working on-scene.

Simply attach the MSA Altair Maintenance Gas Detector to your jump bag and forget about it; its piercing, 95-plus-decibel alarm (plus a vibrator) will be sure to alert you of any danger. Its superior resistance to dust-, moisture-, or impact-related damage ensures that it will work continuously at the highest levels for at least two years in the most arduous industrial and emergency environments, all without maintenance, additional calibration, or battery changes.

MSA Altair Maintenance Gas Detector



Use the MSA Altair Maintenance Gas Detector for easy testing, event monitoring, and data collection, along with user-adjustable alarm set points and manual calibration by using its built-in IR communication port and the optional MSA infrared adapter with your personal computer. Some additional specs include the following:

  • its dimensions measure 3 ¼ inches in height by 2 inches wide by 1 inch in diameter
  • utilize its heavy-duty suspender clip plus several clip options for a wide range of attachment styles
  • it features a distinctive, triple-alarm system
  • IP67-rated for water and dust resistance
  • UI, CSA, ATEX, and TestSafe approved
  • a comprehensive warranty for two years or 18 hours (1,080 minutes) total alarm time is available, whichever comes first

For more information and to get yours, be sure to visit theEMSstore.com.