National Safety Month Gun Safety Campaign

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0248 - Ride A Long To Understand Awareness and Crime Prevention

Despite liability, many police agencies offer citizens the opportunity to ride along with police officers to help and bridge the gap between officers and their community. In addition to meeting this goal, you can learn quite a bit about crime prevention and awareness. I am lucky in that I get to spend a good bit of time in a police cruiser in an official capacity which cuts quite a bit of red tape. That being said, when an opportunity presents itself to take a ride in a new or different situation, I jump on it. Maybe ride alongs could be a good way for you to learn as well.

0102 - Got a Blow Out Kit Yet?

I am a huge fan of First Aid Gear. When people ask me why I carry a gun I explain to them that because despite the efficiency of the 911 system and the professionalism of our law enforcement officers, a police response is most likely 3 or minutes away if I am involved in a violent encounter. That is assuming I can get to my phone to call immediately. Again as efficient as that is, it is probably about 2 minutes 50 seconds too late. In that 3 minutes I have the ability to save my own life, or the lives of others. Now this answer is a very well thought out logical answer based on why any firefighter or paramedic would tell you to get trained in first aid. There is a gap in time between when you call for help and when help actually arrives and in that time if you are trained in first aid you can give life saving aid.