Medical

COVID19 3/12/20

My threat level on 1 to 10 is now a 5.5, and will be moving to a 6 if the economic situation gets any worse over the next 1 to 2 weeks. A perfect storm of intersecting events will be required for this to ever go over my level 7, however, that foundation has certainly [...]

By |2020-03-13T01:11:27+00:00March 13th, 2020|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Medical|0 Comments

Virus Panic

Yesterday’s Presidential/CDC press conference had little effect on quelling any stock market jitters. Today the Dow dipped below the correction threshold, losing close to 1200 points. There are now 51 nations with cases. Regardless of the actual severity of the situation, public panic will eventually set it if there isn’t an immediate reversal of the [...]

COVID-19 2/25/20

Last week I posted my threat level assessment of the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. At that time I was holding to a 3 on a scale of 1-10. I’m now at a 3.5, which means all the same preparatory work, but it’s now time to have a conversation with CLOSE friends and family (your loser [...]

By |2020-02-26T00:10:24+00:00February 25th, 2020|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Medical, Politics|0 Comments

COVID-19 Update

Last week we posted our advice on dealing with the latest Coronavirus update. That advice has not changed other than a rise on the urgency scale. On a 1 to 10 (1 being no point in even occupying any of your thoughts with it, and a 10 being find an underground bunker and lock yourself [...]

Viral Travel Tips

From a friend and student in the corporate world regarding the Coronavirus presently in the news: "Some of us have no choice but to be on the road at this point. The new Coronavirus hasn't spread far enough or wide enough for we in business to simply choose to stay home. When I used to [...]

By |2020-01-28T03:10:30+00:00January 28th, 2020|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Medical|0 Comments

Do Something! – by Matt Ellison

After each mass shooting the politicians and activists on both sides begin to recite their talking points and promoting their agendas. And, as they fight it out to the same familiar stalemate, the public outcry remains a simple mantra: “Do Something!” I could not agree more; we must Do Something! However, relying on a group, [...]

Equipment Recommendations

We are often asked for our recommendations on carry gear and accessories - below is a current list of what we consider serviceable for serious purposes, as of 4/19/19 We make nothing from any of these brands, nor do we “endorse” products. Our opinions can, and do change, on a regular basis, and what we [...]

Mass Casualty Response – Beyond Las Vegas

"Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age" - Colin Powell On August 3rd, 2017, two Fortress Staff Instructors and myself attended a seminar titled Preparedness for, and Response to, Urban Mass-Casualty Incidents, presented by IDF Reserve Colonel, Professor Isaac Ashkenazi, MD. [Click the link and check out his credentials.] For two hours the [...]

Student IBD Usage

Precaution is better than cure. ~Edward Coke A student contacted us today regarding an IBD (Israeli Battle Dressing) usage during a recent vacation. Apparently he and his wife were enjoying a short trip out-of-town and decided to take a walk to do some sightseeing.His wife, wearing sandals, ended up with a laceration on the sole [...]

Requesting Medical Attention After a Defensive Shooting

"Self-preservation is the first law of nature" - Samuel Butler For decades there has been controversy in the defense community with regard to the notion of asking for medical aid when one is involved in a shooting. In the category of 'Defensive gun use wives tails' there has been everything from "fake a heart attack" [...]