0287 - Another MUST HAVE App to Increase Your Personal Safety

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I don't feel like the app should take the place of a counter top SAME radio but is serves as a great supplement so get a hold of the NOAA Weather Radio App. Take a listen to today's podcast to see how you can use the NOAA app to stay safer.

0284 - Power Door Locks, Awareness, Safety, Security and Self-Defense

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It stinks to have my truck in the shop. This LExus SUV doesn't tow quite as well as my 3/4 ton diesel Excursion and I have to say, the locks drive me nuts as well. Today we look at the way power door locks can enhance our safety and how excessive convenience can be an issue.

0276 - Four Things to Take Away From the School Shooting in Chardon, Ohio

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My heart goes out to those affected by yesterday's events in Chardon. Early this afternoon the third victim died despite the efforts of those involved. I have invested a good bit of time today to try and bring truthful and quality information to you regarding the incidents yesterday. Part of that time was invested in talking with folks who are connected to the situation to try and gather facts on the situation. My goal with today's show is to take some general lessons from school violence and discuss. Much of the information coming from the event are still pretty fuzzy so understand that unless I specifically note a connection with the shooting in Chardon I am speaking in general terms. If I encourage something to be done I am not doing so because I believe it wasn't done in Chardon.

0275 - The App That MUST be on your Smart Phone

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I have a good number of apps that I use on my phone and I must say I have become a bit of an app snob. Today we talk about the Pocket First Aid and CPR App from the American Heart Assoc. It is a good app. Check it out.

0270 - Personal Security and Redundancy

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There are many variations to Murphy's law and I believe it pays to be familiar with them all as long as you understand that as soon as you mitigate all of the possible points of failure in a situation a new point of failure will appear and the only solution will undo all the other solutions you devised... Well, despite the fact that Murphy is always looking over our shoulder, the more prepared we are to handle situations, the more likely we are to be able to handle those situations. This is where the old principle that one is none and two is one comes in to play. It is a philosophy that I live by. Probably to a fault.

0263 - An Interview with Doug Dirren of TASER International

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The TASER X26 is one of the most universal tools found on LEO's duty belts because of its effectiveness and its track record for safety. TASER now has made their ECD's available to law abiding citizens for several years. The current line of civilian TASERS is lead by the C2 which has the exact features that good people need to end violent encounters and escape as quickly as possible.

0253 - My Preflight Checklist

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Murphy is our constant companion. It never fails that "stuff" happens at the worst possible moment. the only thing worse than the stuff happening is the knowledge that we could have prevented the situation all together or taken action to mitigate the consequences. That is our topic in general today as we get ready to talk specifically about my pre flight check list.

0251 - Make Note of AED Locations

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I can't speak for anyone else and thier life experiences, but without a doubt I have used my life saving skills more often and with greater consequence than my life taking skills. Just like our tactical training, we need to make sure that our medical training is up to date. AED's are becoming more and more common every day and they are life saving tools. it is estimated that 50% of people that die from cardiac arrest could be saved with a speedy application of an AED. Check out today's show to find out about what you need to know.

0247 - Dealing with Christmas Scum

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Whenever we look at crime and violence we need to try to break down the crime so that we can understand it and the dirt that perpetrates that crime. A smash and grab is a simple, fast and relatively effective mode of crime. Entry is typically gained by smashing a glass door or window. Then climbing through the entry point or using that point to manipulate the lock. After entry the shit bags proceed to high probability areas of the home to grab loot and leave. Yup, shit bags.

0249 - Executive Ice Scraper Follow Up

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I would love to tell you that I ALWAYS have my pistol with me. I do when I can, but like most people, there are times when I cannot have my guns. This week I did some traveling and just like most folks I wasn't allowed to carry my handgun onto the plane. That doesn't mean that I didn't have any tools that I could fight with if I needed to. That is where my Executive Ice Scraper comes into play.