Three Things to Know About First Responder Armored Vests

  More and more, first responders are equipped with armored vests because they are often in the same situations as law enforcement officers and need similar protection. Equipping ambulances and fire trucks with armored vests helps prepare first responders for whatever situation they encounter when they arrive on the scene.   Equipping first responders with body … Continued

Training Programs for K-9 Officers

The level of training K-9 officers receive depends on whether they will be conducting standard law enforcement duties with their canine partners, performing specialized K-9 tasks, or perhaps both. The initial training is the same no matter what the case, but specialized tasks require enhanced training for both the canines and their human partners. We’ll … Continued

Four Steps You Need to Take to Become a K9 Officer

    For some police officers who love dogs, the idea of becoming a K-9 officer may be very appealing. However, most K-9 candidates will have to go through four common steps before they become official K-9 officers.    Note that all law enforcement agencies and departments operate under different parameters, so some noted sub-steps … Continued

Preparedness and School Security 

As summer comes to a close and school returns to session, students and staff alike fill the halls of our learning institutions, ready for another year. For security staff, back to school means providing absolute protection for teachers, administration, and, of course, students. As any professional will tell you, preparedness is the key to safety. … Continued

How to Keep Your Kit as Light as Possible

  Tactical gear should be as comfortable to carry as it is effective. If your gear kit is too heavy, it runs the risk of slowing you down; when you’re in the field, every second counts. What can you do to create a lightweight kit that also contains everything you need? Consider Your Materials Carefully … Continued

Infographic: Five Gear Essentials for Police Officers

There are gear essentials for police officers that will be issued to you as part of your uniform and duty kit – firearm, handcuffs, body camera, and perhaps a tactical vest. But there are so many other gear necessities that you may need to procure on your own. As a law enforcement official, you will … Continued

Signs it’s Time to Upgrade Your Tactical Protection Gear

Always make sure your gear is in prime working condition. When you’re faced with the unknown each day, you want to be sure you’re wearing protective gear that works. Your safety matters and you shouldn’t delay when it’s time to get new tactical protection gear, but how do you know when that time comes? There … Continued

First Responders and Tactical Accessories: How You Can Save Vital Time

  In the field, seconds matter. If you’re a first responder, wasted time can be the difference between life and death. Your tactical pack matters and the accessories you choose could save you crucial time when the pressure is on. Out-of-Reach Perhaps the biggest time-waster for a first responder is the search for equipment. Conditions … Continued

Infographic: 5 Gear Essentials for First Responders

As a first responder or emergency medical technician, every second matters when lives are on the line. Even with an ambulance packed with all the requisite medical equipment, keeping your gear essentials on your person at all times is a necessity when time is precious. Check out the infographic below for Vel Tye’s top 5 … Continued