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Run-Flat Tires: What are they? How Much do they cost? Should I use them?

Run-Flat Tires: What are they? How Much do they cost? Should I use them?

What is a run flat tire?

A run-flat tire is either a pneumatic vehicle tire specifically designed to resist the negative effects of deflation when punctured or the term may also refer to a standard wheel and tire that has a run-flat device affixed, see ‘auxiliary-supported’ below. This enables the vehicle to continue to be driven (at reduced speeds, typically under 55 mph) for limited distances (up to 10 mi depending on the tire/device).

Medical Response Training and Equipment for Protective Services

Medical Response Training and Equipment for Protective Services


As part of the big picture when providing protective services, the security, safety and reputation protection of the client are our main objectives. In this regard, the ability to provide medical response is a vital aspect as we will certainly be the ‘first responders’ at the point of wounding. Although this means we have already failed out main objective, ‘damage control’ and increasing the chances of survivability going forward are still your responsibility. In this article we’ll discuss appropriate training priorities, goals and equipment selection for providing point-of-wounding care in a realistic protective services scenario

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Mobile Security: Best Practices for Minimizing Exposures

Mobile Security: Best Practices for Minimizing Exposures

The majority of attacks on mobile devices in 2015 focused on human exploitation, as found in the Proofpoint Human Factor Report. Basically, various messages, mainly emails, were sent with malicious attachments or links that relied on human actions or responses to initiate the breach, rather than technically infiltrating a system directly. This being the case, increasing your knowledge and awareness is going to be the best preventative action you can take to safeguarding your information.

Task, Threat, & Environment: The Mindset of a Protective Services Professional

Task, Threat, & Environment: The Mindset of a Protective Services Professional

For a number of reasons, the most difficult thing to instill in a student during training is the proper mindset. Every student has bias from his or her experiences and the appropriate mindset for any professional must be ingrained through operational experience, not simply embedded through osmosis from instruction alone. In this article I’ll explain the mindset that I have developed which is largely responsible for the effectiveness and success in the way I work a detail.

Estimating Blood Loss – A Critical Skill in Triage

Estimating blood loss in the pre-hospital or “point-of-wounding” setting is difficult to say the least. The accuracy of estimating a specific volume is so far off base that most EMS professionals don’t estimate the actual volume at all. A good rule of thumb is to use the “Fist/500” rule if required to do so.

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Topic covered in our Protective Medical Response Training Course
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