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First Aid Essentials in the Field

11:00am - 12:00pm on Feb 5, 2017, Sunday|Seminar Room #3|View Details|Add To Calendar

First Aid Essentials in the Field

This is the one workshop that may save a life! Trauma medical training is the most valuable training anyone can receive, and it really should be the first step in firearms training.  Many people that have firearms understand that they are responsible for their own safety and security. They know that when help is 10 minutes away, seconds count. Many deaths that result from injuries could be prevented if those injuries are properly treated within 3-5 minutes, but you must have the right training and equipment for the best chance of survival. If you carry a gun, hunt, drive a car, or have kids, you really don’t want to miss this. We will discuss life saving techniques, equipment, and training recommendations. 

This will also be a preview of the brand new 2 day NRA Emergency Casualty Care Course being offered in 2017.  This is a 2 day course developed by experienced SOCOM medics that introduces the best evidence-based, life-saving techniques developed on the battlefield for providing emergency trauma care. The skills learned in this course are the same life saving techniques taught to U.S. Special Operations units but are specifically tailored for addressing civilian emergency situations.


Gary Melton volunteered for military service in response to the terror attacks on 9/11 and spent most of his military career as a Green Beret with 1st Special Forces Group. Before going into Special Operations he served as a Sniper Team Leader during Operation Iraqi Freedom. While serving in the military, he participated in four combat deployments and multiple missions training foreign special operations military and law enforcement units in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Upon leaving active duty, he accepted a position as a Senior Special Tactics Instructor and Unit Chief with a federal law enforcement agency. During that time he continued another year of military service with 20th Special Forces Group as a military Instructor training and preparing soldiers wishing to attend Special Forces Assessment and Selection. 

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