The only thing more tragic than a life lost is a life needlessly lost that could have been saved.
In observance of National STOP THE BLEED Month, In-Gauge of Polk County will be conducting FREE, open to the public, Stop The Bleed tourniquet raining clinics during the month of May, beginning May 20th.
In observance of National STOP THE BLEED Month, In-Gauge of Polk County will be conducting FREE, open to the public, Stop The Bleed tourniquet raining clinics during the month of May, beginning May 9th.
Help us save lives through our STOP THE BLEED community fundraising campaign.
A person can bleed to death in less than 3 minutes.
There is no greater feeling of helplessness than to watch someone’s life pass before your eyes, as you standby helpless without a simple $30 piece of equipment that could save their life and knowing how to use it.
Even in communities well served by EMS services, a person can bleed to death in less than 3 minutes. It is our goal and that of STOPTHEBLEED.org to prevent needless deaths.
In-Gauge of Polk County, a non-profit organization in Winter Haven, Florida is raising funds to purchase STOP THE BLEED training kits and emergency bleeding control tourniquet kits to be distributed in public venues throughout Polk County, Florida.
The training kits will be used for training the general public in free STOP THE BLEEDtraining classes.
The tourniquet kits will be distributed at public venues, selected schools and other non-profit organizations.
In-Gauge of Polk County, a licensed affiliate of STOPTHEBLEED.org is raising money to purchase emergency use, blood loss control, tourniquet kits. The kits will be distributed at selected public locations throughout Polk County, for use by the public, in the event of a blood loss emergency. Further information on the project and how to donate can be found at . . . https://gofund.me/b68d5e6b
Beware of CONCEALED CARRY CLASSES conducted in rented hotel rooms!
What those who conduct such classes at local hotels do not want you to know:
They are NOT local providers or instructors. They are from out of town and in most instances, from out of state.
They do NOT provide any handgun instruction or training.
There is NO live-fire range time or training. If the class is conducted in a rented hotel room, you fire one paint cartridge at a paper target taped to a cardboard box. No hotel is going to allow you or anyone to fire a real gun inside the hotel.
They may not be licensed to conduct business where they are conducting classes.
Before registering for a concealed carry class and paying your money, do your homework, ask questions.
What firearm training is provided in the class? Will you be taught how to correctly use and fire a firearm?
What range does the provider use for the training?
How many rounds of ammunition will you fire during your training?
What are the instructor’s credentials?
Is the certificate of training issued recognized by the State of Florida for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license?
Is the class provider licensed to conduct business in the city and county where the class is conducted?
What is the class provider’s business address? Who do you contact if there is a problem with your paperwork after you complete the class?
Is there a local phone number to call?
Is the class provider licensed and insured?
Will the class instructor or provider attempt to sell you insurance? Ever been to a timeshare presentation?
Will the class instructor or provider attempt to sell you books or other materials?
If you do not ask the questions above, you have little to no regard for the training you receive and your hard earned money.
You can ask the questions above and get the concealed carry/firearms training you want or pay the out-of-town providers once and pay again to get a class and training that provides you necessary training to make you confident and proficient in the use of a firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.
Not all concealed carry classes are alike. There is a definite difference. Do your homework, ask questions and shop around.
Florida mail carrier mauled to death by loose dogs. Failed warning shots fired to stop attack.
A Florida postal carrier is dead after being mauled by 5 dogs
“One neighbor brought his firearm along and fired several shots in the air in an attempt to disrupt the attack.” “That was unsuccessful.“
August 23, 2022
A U.S. Postal Service carrier who was attacked by five dogs in Putnam County, Florida, has died, a sheriff’s official said.
Pamela Jane Rock, 61, died at a hospital Monday night, the day after the vicious attack, which a neighbor tried to stop by firing into the air, sheriff’s Col. Joseph Wells said Tuesday at a news conference.
“One neighbor brought his firearm along and fired several shots in the air in an attempt to disrupt the attack,” Wells said. “That was unsuccessful.“
Officers applied tourniquets to stem the loss of blood, but during the drive to the hospital, Rock went into cardiac arrest.
Neighbors and the dogs’ owner pulled the animals off Rock after they heard her scream, he said. The animals were seized and will be euthanized. Additional details about the dogs, including size or breed, were not provided.
Rock’s niece told NBC affiliate WTLV of Jacksonville that Rock had recently completed training with the Postal Service and was in a postal vehicle when it broke down Sunday in a neighborhood about 65 miles south of Jacksonville.
She said that her aunt was horrifically wounded and that doctors amputated an arm in their attempt to save her.
Animal control officials had visited the dogs’ home at least twice in the last three years, Wells said.