I will be teaching an all-day medical class on Sunday, September 21, 2014 just east of Columbus. See the flyer below and contact Linda for registration. I hope to see some of you there!
ON THE DEFENSE, LLC & GREG ELLIFRITZ
HOST & PRESENT
TACTICAL FIRST AID & SYSTEM COLLAPSE MEDICINE CLASS
Sunday September 21, 2014
Alexandria, OH Licking County
This hands-on class will develop proficiency in basic battlefield medical techniques utilizing the military’s latest “Tactical Combat Casualty Care” protocols.
Students will learn to stop traumatic bleeding from gunshot and knife wounds using the latest pressure bandages, tourniquets, and hemostatic agents. Self care and care under fire will also be addressed. Students will also learn simple patient assessment techniques, how to treat a sucking chest wound and tension pneumothorax as well as field fracture immobilization and expedient c-spine immobilization. Options for assuring clear airways (including improvised surgical airways) will be practiced.
In addition, students will learn how to treat themselves and families in the event of a long-term breakdown in our current medical system. Wound cleaning and disinfection under field conditions, injection of local anesthesia and wound closure (including minor suturing) will be practiced in our “trauma lab”. If time permits, students will integrate all of these skills in several practical scenarios.
Information about what types of drugs to stockpile for natural disasters or a collapse in the health care system will be discussed, along with methods for legally acquiring those pharmaceuticals. The instructor will also discuss what items should be included in a comprehensive medical kit and how to improvise those items in an austere environment.
All materials for the class will be provided by the instructor. Lunch will also be provided!
Registration and pre-payment is required to guarantee your spot.
Limited to the first 24 paid students!!
Cost: $125 ($100 for active military)
Payment made out to “Linda Walker” and a note listing names of person(s) attending, mailed to:
5779 Lobdell Rd
Alexandria, OH 43001 (this is also the location of the class)
Contact Linda Walker: 614-668-9777 or email: LWalker@BuckeyeFirearms.org
About the instructor:
Greg Ellifritz Greg is a 19-year veteran police officer, spending 13 years as the full time tactical training officer for his central Ohio agency. In that position, he was responsible for developing and instructing all of the in-service training for a 54-officer police department. Prior to his training position, he served as patrol officer, bike patrol officer, bike patrol coordinator, and field training officer for his agency. He currently serves as a patrol officer, firearms instructor, and precision marksman.
Greg has been an adjunct instructor for the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy, teaching firearms, defensive tactics, bike patrol, knife defense and physical fitness topics. He has taught firearms and self defense classes at the national and international level through the Tactical Defense Institute, The International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, The American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers and Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police. He is an active instructor for the Tactical Defense Institute and lead instructor for TDI’s ground fighting, knife fighting, impact weapons, and extreme close quarters shooting classes.
Greg holds instructor or master instructor certifications in more than 75 different weapons systems, defensive tactics programs, and law enforcement specialty areas. He has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management and has written for several publications including: ‘The Firearms Instructor”, “Ohio Police Chief”, “Combat Handguns” and “Concealed Carry Magazine”.
With a passion for adventure travel, Greg spends an average of six weeks a year exploring third-world countries. Recognizing that his travels often take him far away from established medical care, he has taken numerous wilderness, tactical and military medical care classes since 2003 and is a certified Tactical First Aid instructor. Having provided medical care for both himself and his traveling companions in austere conditions on five continents, he now teaches medical courses for police officers, corporations and individuals through his company, Active Response Training. Greg can be reached by email at Greg1095@yahoo.com.
About the host:
Linda Walker, owner of On The Defense, LLC has been a tireless defender of our Second Amendment Rights for nearly a decade. She is the Central Ohio Chair of Buckeye Firearms Association and spends much of her time in the Statehouse lobbying for gun rights and has been instrumental in helping with the passage of Castle Doctrine, restaurant carry, preemption and much of the cleanup of Ohio’s concealed carry laws.
Linda was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association in 2011, representing the 5 million members of the NRA. She sits on the legislative policy committee, state and local legislative policy committee, grassroots development committee and the women’s policies committee.
The National Rifle Association honored Linda Walker with the highest award given by the NRA to one woman on the national level for legislation, advocacy and education, as she is the recipient of the NRA’s 2009 “Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award.”
She is an NRA certified instructor in multiple disciplines having instructed over 2500 students in Ohio’s concealed carry, has volunteered much of her time advancing the shooting sports, does a lot of media on the local, state and national level and given numerous speeches to large groups including a crowd of 8,000 at the Statehouse in 2008.
Linda is consistently one of the NRA’s top producing election volunteer coordinators and is EVC for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. Linda is past chairman of the Licking County Friends of NRA.