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emergency response to our matches.

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emergency response to our matches.

While we strive to be as safe as humanly possible an accident can happen. even if it is a non GSW accident. turned ankles severe cuts ect. But in the event of a GSW what measures are in place to to handle the situation. I have only attend two local matches but at neither of these matches was an EMR plan presented. Who is designated as first responders? who has a trauma kit with pressure bandages and required tools needed to provide first aid for a GSW while awaiting EMS?
If this is something that has not been discussed I think it should be. I am sure it is my back ground in nursing and working in trauma centers during my clinical rotations but it would seem to me if this has not been addressed it needs to be.
For our local clubs I would be happy to draw up a response plan for our local matches. I can assure you, as we have had to call ems several times to Port Bienville and at rattle snake hills in pville the response times have been over 30 min in just about every case.
I have several close friends with the Ms highway patrol and Hancock county SO that can be alerted and be near by during our matches in pearlington ect...

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Re: emergency response to our matches.

It's 13 Interstate miles to UMC Trauma Center, more like 15 from Magnolia to the UMC Doors. With little traffic that is a 20 minute minimum IF you left immediately and did not wait for an ambulance. I've been in law enforcement almost 21 years, lost the partner I was riding with and knew 5 others who were shot and killed as well as others who were shot and lived. It's a good idea to know where UMC Trauma Center is located, but shooting in a rural area has inherent dangers that must be understood. Rifle and shotgun wounds are bad no matter what is destroyed, handgun rounds are more like being stabbed with an object the same diameter as the projectile, ie no hydrostatic shock as seen with high velocity rifle rounds.
I've known of people shot 1 inch below their bulletproof vest, severing the femoral artery who didn't last 30 seconds, and I have walked into the ER to see a friend who was shot twice and the first thing he said was he wouldn't be able to meet me in the mornng as scheduled.
When it's your time, it's your time, and all the prepping in the world won't bring you back. That's why more firearm owners should listen and learn about safety, primarily do not point a firearm at anything you do not wish to destroy. A Missouri State Police sniper had a .308 that when loaded, would go off on it's on, due to a build up of WD-40 on the internal parts causing the internal parts to slip and the firearm to fire. The best of plans will run afoul in an emergency but a quick call to 911 with good directions for an EMT team to follow, are a good start. I always carry a first aid kit with me in each vehicle and another in my small backpack that is in the vehicle, and have had basic first aid training. Best thing is to avoid a gunshot wound at all costs, if it happens, deal with it expeditiously but understand you can't unring the bell.
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