Sgt. John Ponish is a Marine Corps Veteran and a 13 year law enforcement officer of the Licking County Sheriff’s Office in Newark, Ohio. Sgt. Ponish has served and protected his entire adult life and now needs our support. After a long and trying year of various medical tests and doctor visits, John R. Ponish Jr. was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS. This disease currently has no cure and only one FDA approved medication which prolongs this disease only 3 months.
Following the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, there have been breakthroughs! Sgt. Ponish applied for the stem cell clinical trial at Emory University out of Atlanta. Unfortunately they refused him in the trial due to living further than 3 hours from the facility. John and his wife and three children were devastated with the news. There is ONE last hope. This is where they need your help!!!
There is a group of doctors from Stem Cell of America located in San Diego that are practicing stem cell therapy but perform the procedure across the border due to pending FDA approval. Due to this procedure not being FDA approved insurance will not cover the expense. The treatment itself is $15,000.
John needs this treatment now!
Please help fund the stem cell treatment for John so he can fight ALS!
Help Bring Radicava to the United States. People suffering from ALS shouldn’t have to wait until 2018! : https://www.change.org/p/federal-drug-administration-als-patients-can-t-afford-the-wait-fast-track-decision-on-bring-drug-to-the-united-states?recruiter=394281039&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=sms
Go Fund Me Page: https://www.gofundme.com/theponisher
The new course teaches medical skills for active shooter and mass casualty response
Date: May 8, 2015
Author: Jenifer Goodwin
Original Publisher: www.ems1.com
In late 2014 the FBI released a study confirming what many suspected – the number of active shooter incidents in the United States has risen.
The report found that in the 14-year period between 2000 and 2013, active shooters left 557 wounded and 486 dead. Yet the incidents were not evenly distributed over time. In the first seven years studied, there were an average of 6.4 active shooter incidents annually. Between 2007 and 2013, the annual average more than doubled to 16.4 annually.
The alarming rise in active shooters, combined with incidents such as the Boston Marathon bombing, led to the NAEMT Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee’s decision to do more to help EMS practitioners ensure they have the medical skills to respond.
With school starting back up soon, teachers and parents are always looking for a way to protect their children. Southwest Licking Schools have decided to equip their school with the active shooter prevention system, The Barracuda. Check out the videos below and contact us HERE to learn how you can become involved in bringing these life saving devices to your school district.
Posted Friday, February 5th 2016 @ 8pm
Scott with Troy Lowe
This is a streaming interview with the inventor of the Barracuda Intruder Defense System, Troy Lowe of Silverback Safety & Training Solutions, Inc.
Silverback Safety and Training Solutions, Inc. is proud to announce our BITT KIT has just been been tested and recommended by the members of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).
The BITT KIT is targeted directly for those everyday people who have limited emergency medical training. Our BITT KIT has been developed to aid in the treatment of traumatic injuries and assist you in saving lives. The BITT KIT has direct applications for adults and children in schools, churches, businesses, public buildings who have suffered injuries as a result of an attack from an active intruder or suffered other injuries from most any catastrophic event.
Check out the documentation by Dan Pronk at TacMed Australia.
Rescue task forces and tactical medics offer different, yet more aggressive approaches to active-shooter incidents than standing by until all is clear
Date: Jul 24, 2015
Author: Jim Morrissey
Original Publisher: www.ems1.com
There have been two major shifts in doctrine related to law enforcement operations in the last 10 years. The first shift is the aggressive pursuit of an active shooter with whatever assets happen to be on hand instead of waiting for a SWAT team.
The second major change is recognizing the need for emergency medical contingency planning. This includes training all tactical personnel and line officers in the basics of self-care and buddy care with the focus on bleeding control and the addition of a dedicated tactical medic.
An aspect of this doctrine shift is SWAT teams are increasingly including a dedicated tactical medical component and medical threat assessment as part of their organizational structure. The result is a tactical medic being assigned to the law enforcement team using one of several models.