Specifically designed for patrol officers, the Law Enforcement Medical Module (LEMM) Patrol first-aid kit contains basic medical gear to help an officer provide self-aid or buddy-aid until medics can arrive. The LEMM-Patrol kit includes a SWAT-T tourniquet, QuikClot, a Thin-H bandage and more. At 3.5 by 5 by 2 inches, the LEMM-Patrol Kit is small enough to be carried in a cargo pocket or small pouch.
The High Speed Gear M3T (Multi-Mission Medical TACO), inspired by NOLATAC. Available in a variety of colors and camo patterns, the M3T protects your medical supplies while still keeping them accessible by one hand only. These medical pouches mount to patrol officers duty belt, response vest, SWAT officer’s tactical vest, or leg rig. The M3T is made in the USA with domestic components.
The Viper Flat Individual First-Aid Kit is a low-profile IFAK pouch created for ease of moving through confined spaces and getting in and out of vehicles. The Viper is designed to be worn on the lower part of the rear of your plate carrier or tactical vest. This keeps it out of the way, yet the contents can immediately be accessed with one hand via a pull-tab on both sides of the pouch. The Viper is available in a variety of colors.
Fully customizable, the Individual Trauma Bags from Tacprogear are made to order for departments who need a kit outfitted to their specifications. The bags use YKK zippers and are double stitched with reinforced edging for incredible durability. Interior elastic holds components in place while the MOLLE-compatible attachments allow the kit to securely mount to a plate carrier. Departments can choose from a variety of colors, including Black, MultiCam, OD Green and Coyote Tan.
Finding a place to carry medical gear can be a challenge for the uniformed patrol officer. The Uniformed Medical Kit from Tactical Medical Solutions is a panel that attaches the hook-and-loop cummerbund portion on concealable body armor. The panel securely holds an included SOF-T tourniquet plus has additional pockets for other gear. The tourniquet is easily accessible for self-care yet maintains a professional appearance.
Police officers carry an individual first-aid kit, or IFAK, on patrol with them out of necessity. But it is a good idea for civilians to have their own kit handy.
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A basic IFAK will have the tools needed to temporarily treat trauma from gunshot wounds, stabbings and other injuries until EMS can arrive. Depending on your need, an IFAK can contain a tourniquet, a hemostatic agent like QuikClot, an Israeli bandage, folded or rolled gauze and chest seals.
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Here are some medical tools and carry options you should consider. These might save your life some day.
In the gallery above are five first-aid kits that are ideal lifesavers. For the rest of the list, please visit Tactical-Life.com.
For more information on the kits listed above, please visit the following websites:
- Chinook Medical Gear LEMM-Patrol Kit: chinookmed.com; 800-766-1365
- High Speed Gear M3T: highspeedgear.com; 877-301-2116
- S.O.Tech Viper Flat Individual First-Aid Kit: sotechtactical.com; 800-615-9007
- TacProGear Individual Trauma Bag: tacprogear.com; 561-865-7279
- Tactical Medical Solutions Uniformed Medical Kit: tacmedsolutions.com; 888-822-6331
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