Tonight I was watching the news and heard about a terrorist attack in Spain where a truck was driven into a large crowd of people. There was a video of the aftermath, and even with the blurred faces and hidden injuries that the media didn’t want to show, one very obvious thing immediately jumped out at me: There were so many bystanders, well, just standing around.
Over the past few years I’ve noticed a trend in the shooting and concealed carry industry to promote first aid gear as part of your EDC gear. Unfortunately, some of the people promoting this idea are missing some key ideas or in some cases promoting an entirely wrong set of ideas. While I’ve read up on a lot of this information over the years, it was not until I earned my national EMT certification last June that I fully understood some of these errors, and why it is so important to correct them in the shooting community.