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Preventing House Fires From the Outside

One of the worst disasters that can happen to you is a home fire. Being caught in a house fire is one of the leading accidental deaths across the country, resulting in thousands of Americans being killed every year. Many of these are the result of either electrical appliances short circuiting, or a grease fire in the kitchen, to a stray candle lighting up the curtains. Preparing for and preventing these causes is an excellent way to keep your home safe from catching fire, but many people forget about external causes for a house fire. Here are a few tips [...]

Simple Ways to Put Out Fires

When preparing for emergency situations, including house fires, it’s always best to make sure you’re prepared for all possible scenarios. While in many cases it’s the best idea to leave the place of a fire, in some instances it’s possible to put out the fire yourself if it is still fairly contained. There are a few materials and household items that, if you keep on hand, can help put out a fire. These tips can also be used for intentionally made fires, such as a grill or campfire. However, in the event of a fire within your home here are [...]

Preparing and Defending Your Home

It’s always important to defend your home against normal break-ins and there are a number of ways to make sure your home is protected. However, in the event of an emergency or disaster you might have defend your home yourself or even abandon it, which requires an entire different set of preparations. […]

4 Foods to Stockpile In Case of an Emergency

When preparing for an emergency it’s important to take precautions into account. Making sure you have a way to contact your family or rescue, preparing an escape plan for your home or city, and even looking up the effects of potential emergencies are all excellent ways to prepare. However, none of that is going to get you very far if you don’t take care of your own survival beforehand. […]

Field Dressing Your Own Injuries

While unfortunate to admit, it’s all too real that injuries, sometimes severe, happen out on the field. Ideally you’ve trained for exactly such a moment, but for the sake of preparedness here are a few tips to make sure you’ll be ready in case you face an injury away from immediate medical attention. […]

Tools and Tips for Starting A Fire Outdoors

Whether you’re camping or lost in the wilderness, knowing how to start a fire is important. However, it’s not as simple as rubbing two sticks together or lighting a match. It’s important to be prepared, so you want to make sure you’re not stuck outside shivering in the cold. Here are a few things you might need when lighting up a fire outdoors. […]

Concealed Carry Tips for Knives

When you’re not able to carry a concealed firearm, for either personal reasons or because of state regulations preventing you from doing so, a concealed knife may be your only remaining option for self-defense in case a physical confrontation occurs. However, it’s easy to understand why carrying a blade as opposed to a firearm can be different and requires a different set of checks before you know you’re ready to carry it into the world. […]

Types of Police Patrol and Transport

Across the country, patrol officers are used to monitor specific geographical areas, moving through these areas at regular intervals in order to spot any signs of trouble. Officers on patrol are often the first to arrive at a scene, and respond to requests for calls of service. Of course, there are a number of different types of patrol transportation, and each comes with their own pros and cons. Here are a list of a few types of transports that patrol officers often utilize. […]

The History of Firefighter Uniforms and Equipment

Firefighting is an incredibly hazardous profession that requires a set of skills and equipment in order to deal with emergency situations safely and efficiently. This means that firefighter tools need to be in optimal condition at all times. Current fire-fighting turnout gear consists of pants, coats, helmets, boots, breathing apparatuses, and a variety of other useful tools. […]

Important Tips for Body Camera Use

As more and more law enforcement departments continue to implement the use of body worn cameras as a means of protecting their officers, civilians, and of documenting with video evidence there are many important tips to keep in mind. It’s very easy to stick a camera onto your uniform, but before you do so you should consider a few of these points and how they might affect your body camera usage. […]