Micromanaging-Please Don’t!

FAST TRANSIENTS THE TACTICAL TANGENTS BULLETIN MICROMANAGING–PLEASE DON’T. Imagine I’m in the back of an ambulance with my Paramedic partner. As an EMT, I don’t have the advanced training that he does—but we’ve worked together for x months or y years....

Teaching to the Lowest Common Denominator

FAST TRANSIENTS THE TACTICAL TANGENTS BULLETIN ARE YOU TEACHING TO THE LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR? A follower asked us a question on Facebook the other day about tourniquet applications. Are we supposed to apply it high-and-tight, or a few inches above the wound? The...
Kevin Briggs, The Guardian of the Golden Gate

Kevin Briggs, The Guardian of the Golden Gate

EPISODE 27 GuardIAN OF THE GOLDEN GATE Kevin Briggs, retired CHP Sergeant, the Guardian of the Golden Gate Kevin Briggs is a retired California Highway Patrol Sergeant who has been called the Guardian of the Golden Gate for his reputation interacting with hundreds of...

Glock and AR-15 Cleaning

FAST TRANSIENTS THE TACTICAL TANGENTS BULLETIN GLOCK AND AR-15 CLEANING One of the “benefits” of working on a SWAT team is a whole bunch time spent cleaning guns. Some days, we have plenty of time to clean, and others, we do a quick “combat-clean” before we load up...

Get your affairs in order

FAST TRANSIENTS THE TACTICAL TANGENTS BULLETIN GET YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER I don’t know whether you will get in a gunfight. I do know, for a fact, that you will die someday. If you have a risky career or even risky hobbies—you owe it to yourself and your family to have...