Tag Archives: self defense

Tragic Officer Involved Shooting of Off-Duty Firefighter- Lessons

Take something, anything you can, and learn from this tragic event. I wrestled with even addressing this one. I was bombarded with questions about my “thoughts” on it. I would usually just reply with “tragic” so my words would not get turned around by mistake. So here is my attempt at addressing an incident that […]

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12 Leads and Capnography…Who needs that crap? Yeah, I said it.

 12 Lead, Capnography and Violence; A Culture Change Kip Teitsort, Founder DT4EMS, LLC   Many of you know I got my start in EMS in South Florida. You know, retirement heaven. The place where the parents of the elderly go to retire. Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath and VD were more than just common, they […]

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DT4EMS- Fighting for the Rights of Victimized Staff

There is so much that goes on behind the scenes the average provider and administrator is unaware of. We at DT4EMS are constantly trying to not only help agencies protect their staff, but sometimes we are having to educate both staff and administrators. So, in between all of the social media fires we put out […]

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Assaulted Paramedic Supervisor Caught on Camera; What We Can Learn

Assaulted Paramedic Supervisor  Caught on Camera. Let’s breakdown the possibilities of “Why” to prevent future attacks. *Keep checking back for updates to this one!! I have to say “possibilities” because human conflict is dynamic. No tool/tactic or technique is 100% successful all the time. I have recently spoken to Jason (the assaulted provider in this […]

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A Journey from Physical to Philosophical

A Journey from Physical to Philosophical.  When I was a young man I trained in various martial arts. I did this because in training with one art, I would “spar” with someone from another art or system and they would beat me with a various skill or technique. This would frustrate me and cause me […]

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“To Arm or Not to Arm? That My Friends, Is The Question”

“To Arm or Not to Arm?  That My Friends, Is The Question”   Photo by Guardrail Photography for DT4EMS, LLC Hello. Allow me to introduce myself to the group.  My name is David Ray, and I am currently an EMT and a commissioned police officer in Missouri. I have been in public safety for 20+ years. […]

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R.A.C.E.-2-R.E.A.C.T.

    R.A.C.E.-2-R.E.A.C.T.   R.A.C.E. (recognize, analyze, calculate, execute) is an acronym that will help you understand what must happen in order for you to “react” to a given stimulus. In the following piece, we will be discussing how R.A.C.E. applies to mental sharpness for self-defense. R.A.C.E. will occur very rapidly. The more you practice […]

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