Based in South Carolina, North American Rescue® (NAR) provides a wide range of life-saving gear to the military, law enforcement and emergency responders, as well as for adventure and community deployment. A team of expertly trained staff, including former Special Operations and EMS medics, design and develop cutting-edge products that are rigorously tested to meet the strictest military Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines.
NAR’s array of medical equipment includes everything from specialized first aid tourniquets to state-of-the-art training simulators, enabling military and civilian medics to prepare for the most demanding rescue operations. Workplace and outdoor adventure kits complement their expansive offering, making NAR’s medical products available in all emergency scenarios, from common accidents to natural disasters to battlefields.
NAR x Climashield®
According to a host of medical studies, hypothermia is extremely common in all major trauma patients and associated with increased mortality. For this reason, the new patented Hypothermia Prevention & Management Kit – Insulated (HPMK-I™) was recommended by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care to increase the likelihood of recovery in cold weather conditions and is a major addition to the NAR’s product catalog.
The HPMK-I™ is designed to enable rapid deployment and minimize exposure to the elements. Building on the success of an existing product, the HPMK-I™ introduces layers of Climashield® continuous filament insulation reinforced with proprietary Aquaban® technology. This synthetic insulation accounts for the kit’s superb performance ratings in tests of durability when packed tight, thermal efficiency (4lbs/14oz), and performance, even in wet conditions.
Intended for emergency trauma response in austere environments, the HPMK-I™ includes a NAR Ready Heat 4-Cell blanket that provides a reliable heat source without a power supply. The Climashield® insulated Heat Reflective Shell (also sold separately) was added to the hypothermia prevention kit following a recommendation from the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care.
The HPMK-I™ is set to become a staple in the prevention of trauma-induced hypothermia following combat injury and hemorrhagic shock.