10 Mar 2016
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Prevention is the Best Zika Virus Treatment

Prevention is the Best Zika Virus Treatment

With spring just on the horizon, mosquitos aren’t on the forefront of everyone’s mind. But with recent buzz about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, it’s not too early to think about protecting yourself. By now you’ve probably heard about the Zika virus epidemic in South and Central Americas. The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to a birth defect and its rapid spread has gained the attention of medical communities worldwide. As of right now, there is no vaccine for the virus. The ...

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09 Feb 2016
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Trapped! Survive the Unexpected Winter Driving Emergency

Trapped! Survive the Unexpected Winter Driving Emergency

Could You Survive Being Trapped in Your Car Overnight in a Blizzard? It's the worst case winter driving emergency. You’re stranded in your car at night, in the middle of a blizzard. What do you do? Are you prepared to stay safe and comfortable? It’s important to go beyond the basics to be prepared for winter emergencies and survive a worst-case scenario. Supplement your emergency car kit with supplies to prevent hypothermia and dehydration, such as an emergency space blanket and rehydrat...

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19 Oct 2015
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Chinook Highlighted in New White House “Stop the Bleed” Initiative

Chinook Highlighted in New White House “Stop the Bleed” Initiative

Chinook Medical Gear is proud to be recognized as one of only a handful of companies chosen to promote the new nationwide initiative, “Stop the Bleed”. Chinook attended the forum held at the White House on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. The event marked the launch of “Stop the Bleed”, which seeks to empower bystanders of emergency situations to act as immediate responders to stop life-threatening bleeding. Severe bleeding can claim lives within minutes, potentially before trained medic...

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16 Sep 2015
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3 Things Every First Aid Kit Should Have

3 Things Every First Aid Kit Should Have

  Face it, first aid kits are just not as cool as toys and tools. Yet the proper medical supplies are vitally important during an emergency. When it comes to protecting what matters most, don’t cut corners. Does your first aid kit have what it takes to actually save lives during an emergency?   Ask yourself these 3 questions:   1) Does your medical kit contain items for common emergency situations?   A quality medical kit will have the items you need for ever...

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08 Jul 2015
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Chinook Donates 33 Officer Response Kits to the Wheeling, IL. Police Department

Chinook Donates 33 Officer Response Kits to the Wheeling, IL. Police Department

Police officers are often the first on the scene of an emergency, where treating a wounded person before EMS crews arrive can be the difference between life or death. From the Tucson, Ariz. shooting that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to treating victims in the Boston Marathon bombing, police officers around the nation are providing emergency care to injured civilians and fellow officers. However due to budget constraints many police departments still don’t have access to lifesaving medica...

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14 May 2015
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National Police Week – Tell Us Your Lifesaving Story

National Police Week – Tell Us Your Lifesaving Story

This year nearly 900,000 law enforcement officers in the United States will put their lives on the line to ensure the safety and protection of others. Often it can be a rewarding experience, however every year there are nearly 60,000 assaults on law enforcement officers. More than 20,000 law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Despite the dangers of the job, law enforcement officials are more focused than ever on saving lives. Drawing on the advances in ...

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26 Feb 2015
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Chinook Medical Gear featured in Police Chief Magazine

Chinook Medical Gear featured in Police Chief Magazine

There When You Need It The average police duty belt today can weigh 15 pounds or more. That’s understandable when one considers that firearms, ammunition, handcuffs, radios, flashlights, and more can be found on these indispensible platforms. Increasingly, mobile devices, weapons like pepper spray or TASERs, and cellphones are also regular fixtures. Another common item found somewhere on the officer’s person is the emergency medical kit. This is one item every agency wants to ensur...

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10 Sep 2014
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Emergency Preparedness Month

Emergency Preparedness Month

e·mer·gen·cy: a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.   From natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes, to power outages and house fires, preparation is required to adequately respond to unexpected and dangerous scenarios. Being informed, making a plan, and having a medical kit ensures you can be better prepared to deal with an emergency. Be Informed: Know what potential emergencies can happen in your area or where you travel ...

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09 Jul 2014
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Medical Concerns for Climbing and Backcountry Travel

Medical Concerns for Climbing and Backcountry Travel

Most of our customers understand combat medicine, but do you know how to handle the myriad of injuries and ailments common in the backcountry? To keep you traveling safely, we are happy to offer this exclusive sneak peek into Dr. Mike Layton's chapter on Medical Concerns from his newest edition of Climbing Stronger, Faster, Healthier: Beyond the Basics. Geared towards climbers, this medical information applies to all who enjoy the outdoors. Here’s an excerpt from the Chapter 8 - Medical ...

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04 Jun 2014
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Lessons Learned from Midwest Tornadoes

Lessons Learned from Midwest Tornadoes

May 20, 2014 marked the one-year anniversary of the devastating Moore, OK EF-5 tornado that killed 24 people, including seven children who were trapped in Plaza Towers Elementary School. As the community in Moore continues to rebuild its town, the devastating photos of the event last spring serve a chilling reminder: Mother Nature can hit anytime and anywhere, and communities must be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Another tragic anniversary that recently occurred is that of the mul...

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