Avon APR Disinfecting Standard Operating Procedure

MARCH 2020 Revision B


To ensure proper operation of Avon Protection Air Purifying Respirators and achieve maximum protection for users, the following procedures to clean and disinfect are provid...

March 30, 2020

Message from TEMS Section Chair – Dr. Jason R. Pickett

NTOA Members,

Thank you to those who have reached out with kind words after my appointment as TEMS Section Chair for the NTOA. It’s ironic that this comes at the start of a global pandemic. I want to share with you s...

Gavin Chanin works for the Santa Barbara County search and rescue team – one of the busiest SAR teams in California. He’s responded to every type of call over the last three years.
Climbing accidents? Check.
Mud slides? Check.
Swift water rescues, wildfires and backcou...

August 20, 2019

​When second best is not an option, Steiner Optics continues be first on the podium. The new DRS1X lives up to its namesake with rapid and lethal target engagement at close quarters.The DRS (Defendu Reflex Sight) is so versatile and effective at close range, they named...

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​As previously reported in our post “Combating Traumatic Brain Injury Through a New Study," Team Wendy is partnering with several universities and research...

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The ability to not only effectively communicate but, also to effectively listen, can not be understated. That being said, it is surprising how many agencies still operate without an adequate comms suite. As technologies have evolved, so have solutions. However...

April 11, 2018

  The ability to work in the dark has always been an advantage in combat. The ability to work in the dark without traditional illumination e.g. flashlight or visible lasers, is a game changer. Not that long ago, thermal imagery and night vision were a commodity availab...

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Choosing Gear for Tactical Operations

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As if law enforcement hasn't had enough to worry about, the threat of chemical weapons is reintroducing many challenges for responders. For those of us old enough to remember, the post 911 anthrax scares had police departments across the country scrambling to procure W...

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The concept of a bump helmet rarely conjured up any thoughts of ballistic protection and vice versa. One helmet was typically used for bump protection but offered no real ballistic protection and another helmet served to give the wearer ballistic protection but offered...

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