Updated with a personal account from the St Johns County Sheriff's Department (FL):
TQ used by LEO to save woman hit by car..
Monday evening one of my deputies deployed his TQ on a female pt that had been stuck by a 18 wheeler at one of our rest areas. He and one of the Fire Chief from the county fire and rescue arrived at the same time. Upon the chief starting to do his pt survey he moved the leg and it start to spray blood everywhere. Once again because our FD/EMS don't carry TQ's my guy see what happening and jump in and applies his TQ, every LEO is given a IFAX that is housed in a bail out bag in the front seat of their issued vehicle. We have only about 20 cat-TQ's this officer happened to be one the ones that was issued a cat. He said it was awesome to watch his training kick in and see the bleeding stop with each turn of the windless.
For me there is no better feeling than to heard the reaction from one of my officers that I have trained after that have had to deploy their kits. They all seem to have the same reaction. I am not sure if it's that they got to use their kits, or the saved someone that may have died because they have the gear and Fire rescue does not...
Edited by CENTCOMSurvivor, 13 August 2014 - 05:19 PM.