GMBA 11- TacMed and Off-Hand Shooting – Shawn Wittington Jr. talks about being an EMT and Firefighter and training regular people to save lives.

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Shawn on his background

Shawn on finding EMS and a Paramedic

Shawn on becoming a Fire Fighter

Shawn on why he wanted to become a Paramedic

Shawn on his first day as a Paramedic

Shawn on the injury accidents that are easiest to avoid

Shawn on his first traumatic experiences as a Fire Fighter and Paramedic

Shawn on how busy is Fire Station is

Shawn on regular civilians helping accident victims

Shawn on tourniquets and improvised tourniquets

Mick on how TacMed training has helped soldiers stay alive on the battlefield

Mick on his experience of applying a tourniquet in real life

Shawn on creating real life TacMed training scenerios

Shawn on the tourniquets he recommends

CAT Tourniquet

PHLster Flatpack Tourniquet

TacMed Basic Kit

Shawn on the safety precautions when dealing with bleeding strangers

Shawn on why he became interested in instructing others

Shawn on his initial firearms training

Shawn on training at the SWAT school

Shawn on continuing his tactical shooting training

Shawn on why he started training off-hand shooting

Shawn on the other courses he teaches at 88 Tactical

Mick on why training self defense is important, especially for women

Shawn on a couple instances when training got a little to real

Shawn on observing human behaviors during intense training

Mick on the difference between good and bad self-defense training

Shawn on verbal skills in self defense. 46:00

Josh on why self-defense training should be uncomfortable

Mick on why video is such a great tool for learning self-defense

Shawn on why he decided to become a fire investigator

Shawn on going through the Police Academy at 47 years old

Shawn on how supportive his wife is in all his pursuits

Shawn’s Facebook

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