Ok so I am looking at getting a used empty Aid Bag for my car, my reason is I attend a lot of Off-Road events and go camping a LOT (and I mean CAMPING as in the middle of no-where, REAL camping) and currently I have 3 tool boxes in the back and 1 of them has my "first aid" stuff in it and this would make it more stand-outish for others when needed. I plan to keep it over stocked (as my tool-box is) because I have used it more then enough when EMS/Hospitals are far away. I have even transported in the back of a pick-up truck with a back board to an EMS crew waiting on the main highway (yes sometimes I do carry a back board with spider-straps and head blocks....wow who does that???). So my question here is what do you guys carry in your cars as far as first aid kits go and why? Thanks
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05-25-2011, 04:54 PM #1
Aid Bag (Jump Bag, etc) Question
05-25-2011, 08:43 PM #2
Dressings, bandages, tape, a couple of CPR masks, flex splints, cuff, 'scope, gloves, scissors.
That's in the duffle in the back of the truck. I also keep a fanny pack in the cab with my favorite cuff and 'scope, mask, finger pulse ox, and a very small supply of dressings, etc.
The fanny pack usually goes with me on the rescue for EMS calls, just so I'm using my own stuff.Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.
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05-25-2011, 08:44 PM #3
I used to drive 135 miles one-way to my career gig, mostly on major highways....Coming across a serious accident became a regular occurrance there for a while, so I loaded up a .50 cal ammo box with a boatload of 4x4's, a couple of trauma dressings, some cravats, some rolls of gauze, tape, gloves, a set of trauma shears, a cheap stethoscope, and some other basic junk. I also carried about a half dozen flares (inside a PVC tube that I made) which came in handy a bunch of times."Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
05-25-2011, 11:26 PM #4
Those are both sane compared to carrying his own backboard with spiders.
Anyways, a small kit with varieties of bandaging stuff, stop the blood stuff, BP cuff and scope, o2 and AED. (we run POV's for first responder calls)
05-25-2011, 11:58 PM #5
I carry a big bag of hugsIAFF
05-26-2011, 12:24 AM #6
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Mostly I carry a cell phone to call for the fire department, EMS, or police.
But I do carry a vey basic first aid kit.
Long board, collars, spider straps? Not a freaking chance...Crazy, but that's how it goes
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05-26-2011, 12:29 AM #7
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In all seriousness though, look at a standard, industrial issue 24 unit first aid kit for a simple and comprehensive list. Then, add what you need for whatever certs you have. But, don't let it get obsessive. It will ruin your weekend if nobody tries to kill themselves while you are trying to be a hero.
Enjoy your time off and always render help to the best of your ability under the circumstances. If you are attending off-road events, the sponsors should be responsible for safety, not the spectators. Heck, I could fit a lot of brats in the space that spineboard would take up or maybe some extra gas for the kids toys (however, I am leaning towards the brats.)
05-26-2011, 01:09 AM #8
I carry our basic medical bag that is issued to all EMT's for response.
I have a few extra flashlights and a leatherman tool, they always come in handy.Jason Knecht
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05-26-2011, 02:18 AM #9
If I told you what all I carried in my POV, you would be shocked. But to surmise to say, it includes a maternity/birth kit.
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05-26-2011, 02:53 AM #10
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a twelve gauge...for the bears...they come running at the scent of blood.
05-27-2011, 03:17 AM #11
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05-27-2011, 03:21 PM #12
So thanks for y'alls input and any other input is awesome, and again I do NOT regularly carry a backboard, C-collars, or head blocks (although I do keep towels and duct tape and can make them if needed). That day was a one time deal and was just coincidence. I do usually carry the speed clips (not spider-straps that was a typo) and I just realized how that original post read and ya I made it sound like that stuff was ALWAYS in my car and thats not the case. And when I do its not for the intended reasons...as mentioned above (shoulda stated that). Sorry for any confusion.
05-29-2011, 03:42 PM #13
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