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9 Tips to Make the Best of Working the Holidays

Working during the holidays is a fact of life with your profession. Holidays can include any special day: the big game, the season finale, the family milestone, etc. Even if you get the time off, a big event can result in you being recalled. While others get to spend time with [...]

Wait for It… 6 Ways to Endure a Long Call

You’ve mostly likely had a call to “hurry up and wait”. You respond to the scene quickly and find that you have two tasks: stay safe but stay put. Your vigil can be the result of any number of circumstances — from an active shooter or hostage situation to a stakeout [...]

Police Preppers: 10 Precautions You Should Take Today

In Law Enforcement, you never know when a typical day will suddenly go south. A simple stop at a convenience store might turn into a full-on, hand-to-hand ambush. A call-out on a rural, icy back road might spin into hours stranded in the snowy night. In addition to the usual lists [...]

Traffic Safety: 5 Considerations to Stand Out and Stay Safe

Public safety professionals constantly work in close proximity to traffic. Each driver’s ability to see, recognize and maneuver around responders amongst split seconds of visual clutter is crucial in preventing tragedy. […]

2017-02-23T13:25:12+00:00 Fire & EMS, Law Enforcement, Shop Galls|Comments Off on Traffic Safety: 5 Considerations to Stand Out and Stay Safe

What Law Enforcement Officials Need During a Flu Pandemic

What is a pandemic exactly? An influenza pandemic occurs when a new strand of the influenza virus comes out and the population has little to no immunity to it; and there is possibly no vaccine yet for it. The disease will spread quickly and cause illness or even death. A pandemic [...]

2016-09-01T12:16:13+00:00 How To, Law Enforcement, Shop Galls|Comments Off on What Law Enforcement Officials Need During a Flu Pandemic

3 Crucial Assets Every First Responder Should Have

During active shooter or mass casualty events, first responders and bystanders already on scene are often the only hope of saving lives. Each bleeding victim can die from blood loss in less than five minutes and cannot wait for an ambulance to arrive. Even after medical teams arrive, medics must still [...]

2016-11-15T09:44:19+00:00 Federal & Military, Law Enforcement, Shop Galls|Comments Off on 3 Crucial Assets Every First Responder Should Have

5 Crucial Factors of Archiving Body-Worn and Vehicle Camera Videos

A lot of focus in the media goes to the capture of video from body-worn cameras (BWC) and in-car cameras by public safety professionals. Not nearly as much attention is given to how videos are archived. Unlike personal video, video public safety professionals capture is evidence and needs to be handled [...]

2016-09-01T12:16:41+00:00 Law Enforcement, Shop Galls|Comments Off on 5 Crucial Factors of Archiving Body-Worn and Vehicle Camera Videos

Bates Launches Athletic, Lightweight Tactical Footwear

Bates SRT and SRT-7 offer a new generation of footwear for public service professionals. Designed with action-contoured DuraFLEX instead of conventional leather uppers, these boots and shoes move faster and take corners sharper, just like high performance athletic shoes. […]

2016-08-26T10:40:10+00:00 Federal & Military, Fire & EMS, Law Enforcement, Shop Galls|Comments Off on Bates Launches Athletic, Lightweight Tactical Footwear

6 Things to Consider When Presenting a Body-Worn Camera Program for Funding

Body-worn cameras (BWCs) have permeated public safety and not something to be taken lightly. Departments, especially small ones, are scrambling to consider the positives and negatives of their use, the scale of their deployment and what impacts these tools will have on their communities. […]

2016-10-13T15:04:42+00:00 Law Enforcement, Shop Galls|Comments Off on 6 Things to Consider When Presenting a Body-Worn Camera Program for Funding