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jackaroo52

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Hello, I am a new EMT and I was wondering what I should put in my bag to leave in my car for emergencies. If everyone could give me some info on what's overkill and what you carry that would be great. Thank you in advance.


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DesertMedic66

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I tossed a 50 cal ammo can in my truck for a first aid kit. It has 2 TQs, some OTC medications, a Sam splint, some 4x4, bandaids, triangle bandages, tape, a CPR mask, gloves and ace bandages. Its mostly just items for friends/family/myself. Im not big at stopping off duty at TCs but if I did really the only thing I would do is bleeding control and call 911.
 

TransportJockey

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The only reason I have gloves is I end shift a lot with a spare pair in my pockets lol

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hometownmedic5

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A few months back, I cut my thumb in the kitchen. I had to go to my companies garage up the road for a band aid. I literally didn't even posses the basic household first aid supplies to treat a simple cut.

Perhaps that's taking things to an extreme, but it's a true story. I might end up with a pair of gloves in a pocket after a shift, but that's about it.
 

VentMonkey

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I had to go to my companies garage up the road for a band aid. I literally didn't even posses the basic household first aid supplies to treat a simple cut.
Oh, we got plenty of band-aids in my household. Two small children, and one big one. "Paw Patrol" is my favorite (tee hee), but will settle for "Barbie" in a pinch:(.
 

agregularguy

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I keep a few bandaids in my car, as well as a pair of gloves in my trunk with my spare uniform. That's about it. Only exception is if I'm headed to the range, then I've got a tourniquet and some gauze in my range bag.
 

GMCmedic

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I do have a bag at the request of my volunteer fire chief. I very rarely go direct to scenes, its very BLS (i dont even carry an oxygen tank) and ive never used it. I dont stop and render aid at scenes outside of our primary response area, thats what my cell phone is for.

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Tunnel Cat

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Answer: the crap I'm too lazy to take out of my car after work. So shears, exam light, stethoscope, and random gloves that are stuffed into seat cushions or in the console compartment after I find them in my pockets after a shift.

Funny enough, most of it is stuff I'm too lazy to take out of my car when I go to work. My glove compartment is just such a convenient place to keep it.
 

Cowboy

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Hello, I am a new EMT and I was wondering what I should put in my bag to leave in my car for emergencies. If everyone could give me some info on what's overkill and what you carry that would be great. Thank you in advance.


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I keep a trauma pack, water, road flares. I don't stop tho. Most of the time there is someone on the way, and most of the time they are out and walking around. I have stopped before and that was because the collision was in front of me blocking me from going anywhere. The passenger was a child who was ejected so I walked up and did what i could until resources arrived. I would say have stuff but its really for you, family, and friends.
 

Medic27

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Just a couple pens and gloves for a in the field crike (just kidding.) I don't have one put together, but it may not be bad idea though.
 

Akulahawk

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I tossed a 50 cal ammo can in my truck for a first aid kit. It has 2 TQs, some OTC medications, a Sam splint, some 4x4, bandaids, triangle bandages, tape, a CPR mask, gloves and ace bandages. Its mostly just items for friends/family/myself. Im not big at stopping off duty at TCs but if I did really the only thing I would do is bleeding control and call 911.
My own kit is not that far removed from yours, minus the TQs, when I actually have it in my car. Like yours, mine is mostly for personal/family use. For use on the general public, I have some 4x4s, a few bandaids, tape (1 roll paper, 1 roll plastic), a CPR barrier device or 3 (mostly because they're cheap and I can throw a couple in without taking up too much room), a small wad of nitrile gloves, and a roll of Coban or similar stuff. The majority of my FAK that I'd use on "the public" can be contained in a small 4x6 index card box.

The #1 piece of equipment that I have with me is a cell phone.

I also have a more in-depth kit that I could use while working, but that's an entirely different circumstance.
 

Giant81

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I volunteer for a rural ambulance so there is a chance I need to respond to the scene before the rig shows up.

My philosophy is "what do I need in the up to 10-15min before a fully stocked ambulance shows up" so I have notepad and pen (recording vitals, etc..), 4x4's, 2x2's, gloves, cpr mask, BP cuff, ADC stethoscope, pen light, rolled gauze, a couple TQ's, a trauma dressing, roll of saran wrap, some band aids for the kids, etc...

I mean really the thought is to be a basic trauma bag. Stop bleeding, seal a chest wound, take some vitals, collect some info, and hold on until the rig gets there.
 

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