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    Bumping this thread. OP- What progress have you made? What did your state/local EM and homeland security folks tell you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ST911 View Post
    Bumping this thread. OP- What progress have you made? What did your state/local EM and homeland security folks tell you?
    Well, we've established that the Chief really doesn't seem to want me to do this but won't outright tell me no. So, like the stubborn fool I am, I'm taking that as a yes. I have 1 sergeant onboard, so that's something.

    My only limitation is that we can't use any grants or funding that requires much recordkeeping... which most federal grants do.

    I have feelers out to the state AG, our county DA and state and county emergency management/ homeland security. I work graves so it's difficult to connect during my work week. I've decided to put some of my own time into it and today is my Friday so we'll see what happened over the next few days.

    ETA: The biggest problem seems to be is we want so little. To outfit everybody AND get the training equipment will be about $1400. Nobody wants to jump thru hoops for that little. It almost seems if I needed $14,000 this would be easier.
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    I would try the guys below, name brand USA made gear for a fair price. I just ordered another IFAK refill kit. I do know they offer a military/LEO discount. Not sure what that is from them. Shoot them a email. info@darkangelmedical.com for the specifics.

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    If you’re a cop in SC(particularly lowcountry, but along 26, 20, 95, or 77), hit me up on PM, and I’ll see what I can do to try to help out an individual officer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zack991 View Post
    I would try the guys below, name brand USA made gear for a fair price. I just ordered another IFAK refill kit. I do know they offer a military/LEO discount. Not sure what that is from them. Shoot them a email. info@darkangelmedical.com for the specifics.

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    Their stuff is fine, but I will argue that it's a "fair price", especially set against the standard (North American Rescue). Truth in advertising, I am not a shill for NARP; I do have some of their stuff, as I also have Tactical Medical Solutions, Chinook, and stuff from other vendors, and it's all about the same. DA stuff is fine--basically the same as all the others--but pricey.

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    I wonder what the department's Liability insurer would say about Chief Cheapass denying his officers basic medical equipment? Or the ones Da Chief answers to in muni gov?

    Might also be worth sending a note to Rescue Essentials and see if they can do anything for ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    I wonder what the department's Liability insurer would say about Chief Cheapass denying his officers basic medical equipment? Or the ones Da Chief answers to in muni gov?
    Once you know or should have known what you're supposed to be doing, you enter the realm of negligence and deliberate indifference. I would be retaining correspondence and data on conversations with such a chief.

    Might also be worth sending a note to Rescue Essentials and see if they can do anything for ya.
    Always useful to network and visit with vendors. That said, it's too easy to be poor and beg for a donation. That's what a lot of folks do and manufacturers receive those requests for discounts or free gear daily. It's always harder to do work, and blockers make it harder still. However, a number of programs not only allow but encourage application for this kind of equipment. The offices that run those programs are also familiar with chiefs like the OP's, and can almost certainly help with a third-party/pass-through conduit to get the gear out.

    Follow-through is the name of the game here.
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    Also, I'd say making some friends in the community would be a good play. Particularly ones in positions to bring pain on him personally with questions like "Why does Chief Cheapass hate his cops and want them to DIE?"

    Then again, I'm the dude who IMMEDIATELY responds to impugning my character with "are you still beating your wife" or "prove YOU'RE not a child molester," so take my political strategy with a grain.

    Another relevant question is what's Chief Cheapass's objection to things on paper, other than showing where his budget priorities are? (Snarky musing, I wonder what his conference-travel budget looks like...)
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    Dude... if all else fails, you guys will just have to buy it yourself. I work at a well-trained, well-equipped agency, but I've spent God-only-knows how much of my own money on training and equipment that I felt I needed or could use. If your guys won't buy their own kit and only carry stuff that is bought for them, then that's their problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTick View Post
    Dude... if all else fails, you guys will just have to buy it yourself. I work at a well-trained, well-equipped agency, but I've spent God-only-knows how much of my own money on training and equipment that I felt I needed or could use. If your guys won't buy their own kit and only carry stuff that is bought for them, then that's their problem.
    Agreed, bought a ton of a lot of better gear then what we were issued. Most of it the command didn't care but certain items were a no go. Rather carry gear that I paid for to keep myself alive vs hoping the higher ups wake the hell up.

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