Defense POD: CTOMS Police Officer Down Ryan Houtekamer August 10, 2016 Join the Conversation We live in scary times with an increasing number of people who do not value human life. The awesome people at CTOMS recently came out with an online course called POD or Police Officer Down. I previously did an interview with the owner of CTOMS that you might find enlightening on why it is they do what they do. You will likely hear more about this course at a later date, once I have the time to take it. For now we've received the following information. POD: CTOMS Police Officer Down With the recent tragedies of Paris, Brussels, Istanbul, Orlando, Nice and Dallas, the subject of civilian casualty care has leapt to the forefront of the tactical medicine industry again. Everyday courses are appearing on the internet in response to this need. CTOMS Police Officer Down™ (POD™) Survival Course has been a solution to this threat for many police forces and federal agencies internationally for a few years now. These courses are not simply repackaged military TCCC programs with different pictures. They have been designed from the ground up with medical professionals and end-users to meet the specific needs of the civilian high threat environment. The PODS has an 8 hour online didactic filled with lessons, videos and cutting edge treatment protocols that address the uncontrolled and chaotic realities of the Tactical Trauma Care (TTC™). The POD™ Survival course is intended to be delivered in an online format to the front line officer with a series of practical confirmations directed under the watchful eye of specially-trained agency level POD™ Survival Facilitators. CTOMS has a whole series of different Law Enforcement Programs that prepare the front line officer, SWAT operators, LEO tasked Paramedics and, even, the Command Post How does this help the regular Joe non-LEO? The Police Officer Down™ (POD™) Survival Course is an OPEN access training program. Open to LEOs, Paramedics, First Responders, Security Professionals, First Aiders and Civilians. Canadian, eh?! “At the Special Operations Medical Association Conference in Tampa, Florida in 2012, retired Navy Captain Frank Butler presented his annual update on TCCC, making the statement that only the U.S. Army Rangers and the Canadian Armed Forces have established an estimated 100% capture of preventable combat deaths.”1 This was due, in no small part, to the partnership between CTOMS and the Canadian Armed Forces during the War in Afghanistan. That same experience, ingenuity and innovation is available online to you. High threat environments are chaotic, scary and unforgiving for the untrained. Control the Chaos. Leave Nothing to Chance. *Use WDG-PODS20 for a twenty percent discount. You can check out more from CTOMS at their website, Facebook, or Instagram. You should probably like them on both and join their 3k contest for a chance to win a free code for the course. Explore RECOILweb:Get RECOIL on Your Smartphone or TabletSMM3Gun Begins Social Media CampaignNow Available: Fabarm XLR5 WaterfowlerRECOILtv Mail Call: Brazen Military Tactical Chronograph NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.