The Lake Wales PIONEER DAYS HERITAGE FESTIVAL Happens This Weekend – Oct. 29th & 30th.

Visit our booth for FREE, fresh, hot popcorn. FREE gun safety locks, while supplies last.

We will be there. Stop by and visit our booth.

Our theme: Child gun safety.

We will be giving away FREE gun locks and distributing other child gun safety materials, provided by the NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program.

Gun

FREE fresh, hot, popcorn for everyone you pays us a visit.

We should have enough to last all weekend.

It happens this weekend at the Lake Wailes Park
9 AM – 5 PM Saturday & Sunday.

46th Annual PIONEER DAYS, Lake Wales – Oct. 29th & 30th. Join us. We will be there.

Visit our booth for FREE, fresh, hot popcorn. We will be giving away FREE gun safety locks, while supplies last.

We will be there. Stop by and visit our booth.

Our theme: Child gun safety.

We will be giving away FREE gun locks and distributing other child gun safety materials, provided by the NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program.

Gun

FREE fresh, hot, popcorn for everyone you pays us a visit.

We should have enough to last all weekend.

Polk County safety advocates push for availability of ‘STOP THE BLEED’ kits

STOP THE BLEED skills assessment clinics can be attended locally all day Thursday, May 19th – National STOP THE BLEED Day , at In-Gauge of Polk County, in Winter Haven, Florida.

by: Staci DaSilva : WFLA News Channel 8 – May 17, 2022

https://www.wfla.com/news/polk-county/polk-safety-advocates-push-for-availability-of-stop-the-bleed-kits/

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – In the wake of another rash of school shootings, and in the middle of National “Stop the Bleed Month,” advocates are spreading the word about blood loss.

In-Gauge and WFLA News 8 – STOP THE BLEED

“A person can bleed to death in less than two minutes,” said Dr. Andrew Gaugler, a trauma surgeon at Lakeland Regional Health.

He says, with a little bit of awareness and education, people may not have to die that way.

“Once the ‘Stop The Bleed’ course came out, that’s how we decided that we could get the community and the everyday citizen involved to help save lives,” said Dr. Gaugler.

The “Stop The Bleed” initiative came to be in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, as part of a collaborative effort led by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

“Tourniquets and bleeding kits should be pretty much standard anywhere you go in a public place,” said Dr. Gaugler.

“We have gloves, we have tourniquets, we have scissors, we have roll gauze,” said Robert Dummett.

Dummett is chief training officer and executive director at In-Gauge of Polk County, a non-profit organization focused on firearms safety. Dummett, and the organization, also host “Stop the Bleed” training courses.

He says the goal is to get the “Stop the Bleed” kits everywhere there is an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine.

“The goal is to have these kits mounted next to them, readily available, for anybody to use anytime there’s blood loss, just like a person would pull a fire extinguisher off the wall,” said Dummett.

This week, he donated a kit to the Saddle Creek Gun Range in Polk County. The steps to save life and limb, he says, are clear cut.

“Wound packing is number one – wound packing and applying direct pressure to the wound and, if that’s not sufficient to stop the blood loss, then it’s application and tourniquet.”

You can order a mounted kit or a portable one online. You can also go online to find a “Stop the Bleed” course near you.

Classes Locally

STOP THE BLEED skills assessment clinics can be attended locally all day Thursday, May 19thNational STOP THE BLEED Day , at In-Gauge of Polk County, in Winter Haven, Florida. Register for a clinic at Eventbrite – StopTheBleed.

Trauma Kit Donated to Saddle Creek Gun Range

In recognition of National STOP THE BLEED Month

https://www.polk-county.net/news/news-details/2022/05/16/trauma-kit-donated-to-saddle-creek-gun-range

Bartow, Fla. (May 16, 2022) — If an unfortunate accident happens at the Saddle Creek Gun Range, Polk County’s Parks and Recreation staff will be ready thanks to the donation of a trauma kit from In-Gauge of Polk County.

In a small ceremony Monday, Polk County Commissioners Bill Braswell and Rick Wilson accepted the donation from the local group. The kit includes bandages and supplies to treat gunshot wounds until more advanced medical help arrives.

“I’d like to think in the back of my mind it’s never going to be used but it’s a great thing to have if you do need it,” Braswell said during the ceremony.

The donation from In-Gauge is in recognition of National Stop-the-Bleed Month. National Stop-the-Bleed Month aims to educate the public on the basic skills needed to control bleeding from accidents to save lives.

Robert Dummett, instructor with In-Gauge, says, “An individual can bleed to death in less than three minutes.” Dummett says anybody can use the techniques and supplies in this trauma kit to help stop bleeding and possibly save someone’s life.

For more information about Stop-the-Bleed Month visit www.stopthebleed.org.

Saddle Creek Gun Range is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. For more information about Polk County Parks & Recreation’s gun range, call Daniel Gornoski at (863) 499-2613, or visit www.polk-county.net.

May 2022 – National STOP THE BLEED Month

In-Gauge of Polk County will be conducting FREE official Stop The Bleed training clinics throughout the month of May.

Celebrating National STOP THE BLEED Month and National STOP THE BLEED Day, May 19th, In-Gauge of Polk County will be conducting FREE, open to the public, Stop The Bleed training clinics May 19th.

How it works:

  • Simply complete the FREE Stop The Bleed online ‘Interactive Training‘ class
  • Then schedule your FREE Phase 2, in-person, skills training and assessment session
  • Show up for your scheduled appointment Thursday, May 19th
  • Bring with you your completed Phase 1 printed quize results from your online ‘Interactive Training‘ class
  • Complete the Phase 2, in-person, skills training and assessment and receive your official Stop The Bleed certificate of training.

Skills training and assessment clinic location . . .

In-Gauge of Polk County, 3812 Cypress Gardens Road, Winter Haven, Florida

Training is appropriate for those 12 years of age and older. For complete training course information go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stop-the-bleed-emergency-blood-loss-tourniquet-training-tickets-305030914677

Additional information:

You are encouraged to schedule your skills taining and assessment appointment as soon as possible, as this is only a one day opportunity and appointment times are expected to book quickly.

You can take and complete the online, ‘Interactive Trainingat your convenience, any time prior to your scheduled skills training and assessment appointment.

We look forward to your participation in the 2022 National Stop The Bleed training month.

FREE Concealed Carry Class Offer Starts Today

This offer runs through February 28th

In-Gauge of Polk County is doing its part to help ease the blood shortage in central Florida and we ask you to do yours. In-Gauge of Polk County is offering a FREE official, Florida, concealed carry license qualification class to anyone donating blood during the month of February, 2022.

Donate blood at any blood collection center of mobile unit during the month of February 2022 to be eligible. See terms and conditons below.

In-Gauge of Polk County

For class registration go to EventBrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-concealed-carry-class-with-blood-donation-tickets-255431862577

Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA ‘Winner-Take-All’ Raffle Drawing – Sept. 2020

The drawing for the $14KWinner-Take-All‘ raffle package took place Tuesday, September 15th, at Brian’s Outdoor World, Lake Wales Florida.

Drawing conducted at Brian’s Outdoor World, Lake Wales, Florida – September 15, 2020

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NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic
There is only one organization that’s sole mission is to protect your 2nd Amendment right.
Contact In-Gauge of Polk County directly for CLUB membership information and benefits at: ingaugeofpolkcounty@gmail.com

See special ‘Distinguished Life Member‘ offer below for those 65 years of age and older.

If you do not want the monthly magazine, we can sign you up for as little as $10 for a one year NRA membership.

One Year $10 Official NRA Membership

This $10 membership does not include monthly publication

$10.00

One Year Regular Official NRA Membership

1 year official NRA membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication. 1 year official NRA membership. Includes official NRA monthly magazine. Class date: Sunday, August 15, 2021 1:00 PM Location: Gander Outdoors, Bartow, Florida 7400 SR 60, East (Rifle Range Road & SR 60)

$45.00

3 Year Official NRA Membership

3 year official NRA membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication.

$100.00

5 year official NRA membership.

5 year official NRA membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication

$150.00

Official NRA Lifetime Distinguished Membership

Must be 65 years of age or older. One time payment Official NRA Distinguished Lifetime Membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication and all other membership benefits,

$600.00

Official NRA Lifetime Membership

Official NRA Lifetime Membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication and all other membership benefits,

$1,000.00

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Friends of NRA Dinner & Auction – March 14th

The Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA’s 25th Annual Dinner & Auction is SOLD OUT.

Once again, the Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA’s 25th Annual Dinner & Auction has SOLD OUT. There are absolutely no tickets available.

The Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA thanks everyone who purchased their tables and tickets early. The 2019 dinner and auction raised over $50K used to fund local youth shooting sports programs. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better.

The Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA has already booked its 2021 26th Annual Dinner & Auction. Don’t get left out. Mark your calendars now and plan to purchase your tickets early.