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Supply Line to Life

Mountain Man Medical

At First Aid Training Classroom, Students are trying to splint the arm of a patient's broken arm incident with cardboard and elastic bandage.

Related to the Safety Member Certification training module "Mass Trauma Emergencies"[1]

From the Bible

Medical supplies in the Bible:

Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of the daughter of my people not been restored (Jeremiah 8:22)?

"For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal" (Job 5:18).

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3).

... when the Lord binds up the brokenness of his people ... (Isaiah 30:26).

"He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine ..." (Luke 10:34).

I counsel you to buy from me ... salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see (Revelation 3:18).


Three weeks ago the focus was on knowing what to do in a medical emergency. This week the topic is equipment and supplies with a focus on Mountain Man Medical (M3). This relatively new provider simplifies supplying your Safety Team with what they need when there are injuries, illnesses, or mass casualties. Kris Moloney of Sheepdog Church Security has worked with M3 developing two kits, one for the individual team member to carry and the other for the team to use in a mass casualty event.

In the News

In all of these stories, the need for treatment is shown. In some, their use is reported.

Laguna Woods, California, May 15, 2022 - A stranger, also Taiwanese, came from Las Vegas to the Sunday service of the Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, meeting at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California. During a dinner meeting after the service, he pulled a firearm out of his bag and opened fire, killing one person and wounding five others.[2]

Hickory, North Carolina, June 13, 2010 - During the Sunday morning service at a church in Hickory, part of the ceiling in the sanctuary collapsed. About a dozen members suffered cuts and head injuries. EMTs took them to a local hospital.[3]

Las Vegas, Nevada, October 1, 2017 - When a shooter fired a rifle from a hotel room window at a music festival below, 60 people were killed and 413 were wounded. The lives of several of the 413 were saved by the use of tourniquets.[4]

Boston, Massachusetts, April 15, 2013 - Tourniquets are credited with saving the lives of several persons injured by bombs detonated during the Boston Marathon.[5]

Marietta, Ohio, January 20, 2020 - A Marietta church hosted Stop the Bleed training, the first congregation in Washington County to do so. It was attended by 22 church members.[6]

New York City, New York, August 30, 2016 - A writer for the New York Times told about the times an Epi-Pen saved his life from anaphylaxis (allergic shock). The shot of epinephrine (adrenalin) keeps the allergic reaction from shutting down vital organs.[7]

Regina, Saskatchewan, December 23, 2015 - A minister at a church in Regina was helping prepare the sanctuary for the Christmas Eve service. She became dizzy, sat down at a desk in the office, then passed out. When the senior pastor saw this, she immediately called 911. The dispatcher asked if they had an automated external defibrillator (AED). She said, "Yes," and went for it. The AED restored the patient's heart rhythm, and when EMTs arrived they took her to the hospital. She lived to tell her story.[8]

Videocast and Show Notes

Kris shares his perspective on medical equipment and supplies and Sheepdog Church Security affiliate Mountain Man Medical in a Sheepdog Church Security Academy (SCSA) videocast. The audio is on a Church Security Roll Call podcast. His military, law enforcement, and church security experience contributes to his knowledge of the need for emergency medical supplies.[9][10]

Beneath the video screen is a link to the Show Notes (article summary). It will be for this article until the next article is posted a week later.

While you're on the SCSA site, look up Kris's interview with Carl Chinn, "Stress Inoculation" (it is under "Interviews"). During this conversation, Carl Chinn tells about some of the sights, smells, and sounds encountered when treating the wounded in a mass shooting and how difficult it can be to treat the wounds. It is important to have tourniquets and compressions you can quickly apply in these situations.[11]

Created for Accessibility

A group in a small Colorado city saw the need for ordinary citizens to have affordable access to emergency medical equipment and supplies. They were inspired by the mountain men of the early 1800s who treated illnesses and injuries with what they had, since there were no medical facilities or doctors available. The group knew that in an emergency, such as a shooting, a disaster, or a mishap in a wilderness area, someone there needs to be equipped to respond. There had been situations in Colorado where lives could have been saved if persons present had been trained and supplied.

They already had a business, so they created the brand Mountain Man Medical. The supplies are existing brands, selected for quality, usability, and cost. These supplies are packaged in trauma kits. Mountain Man Medical also sells replacements for the supplies in these kits.[12]

Trauma Kits from Mountain Man Medical

The Trauma Kits at Mountain Man Medical (MMM) can be placed in three categories: Mountain Man Medical Kits, Supplied Kits, and Partner Kits.

Mountain Man Medical Kits

There are six Mountain Man Medical kits. Three are named for geographical areas.

Supplied Kits

Mountain Man Medical sells two kits supplied by North American Rescue:

Partner Kits

Partner kits are developed in collaboration between Mountain Man Medical and partner organizations. Each kit fits the needs of the partner. There are six partners:

Sheepdog Church Security has partnered with Mountain Man Medical on creating two kits: the Sheepdog IFAK and the Mass Casualty Trauma Kit. M3 decided to list the Mass Casualty Trauma Kit as a generally available item with their label.

Sheepdog Belt IFAK

IFAK means Individual First Aid Kit. This is for an individual Church Safety Team member to carry in case he or she responds to an injury. The Prairie Molle Pouch contains:

Mass Casualty Trauma Kit

This kit is for treating several injuries at the same time. It is in an Osprey Molle Pouch that has a First Aid Red Cross Velcro Patch. Inside it has:

One kit is sufficient for a congregation of 20 to 50 people, two kits for 51-100, 4 kits for 101-200, and six for 201 or more. Add one more kit for each additional 100 persons.

The Mass Casualty Trauma Kit is suitable not only for churches, but also for Christian schools and other Christian ministries. Case in point, the potential for mass casualties was in the attacks on Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs and the Family Research Council in Washington, DC. The Covenant School shooting in Nashville had the potential of more casualties.


Mountain Man Medical is a resource churches can use to be equipped for medical emergencies.

Training Notes

Each Church Safety Team is encouraged to have all its members trained and certified. Safety Member Certification has eight training modules covering a broad range of safety and security topics. The eighth training module is "Mass Trauma Emergencies."

There are three training formats: Team Certification (church-hosted classes), Individual Certification (self-paced online instruction), and Online Events (live Zoom classes).

We have a free download this week "Equipped for Success: Recommended Essential Equipment." This includes several medical response items. Click *HERE* to get this resource,[13]

On Deck

The article on deck for next week is "2014 Word Tabernacle Church Shooting" (Lesson Learned).


  1. Kris Moloney, "Mass Trauma Emergencies," Safety Member Certification, Sheepdog Church Security, © 2020 [].
  2. Hailey Branson-Potts, Hannah Fry, and Matthew Ormseth, "Inside the Laguna Woods church shooting: A stranger lurking, 'evil' and heroes rising," Los Angeles Times, MAY 19, 2022 [].
  3. Chris Dyches, "Ceiling falls during church service, dozen injured," WBTV, June 14, 2010 [].
  4. Lisa Girion, "Tourniquets, once out of favor, helped save lives in Vegas shootings," Reuters, October 13, 2017 [].
  5. Mike Stobbe, "Once-doubted tourniquet seen as Boston lifesaver," NBC News, April 18, 2013 [].
  6. Janelle Patterson, "Stop the Bleed brings training program to church," The Marietta Times, January 21, 2020 [].
  7. Ali Jaffe, "How 12 EpiPens Saved My Life," New York Times, August 30, 2016 [].
  8. Whitney Stinson, "Newly installed AED saves pastor's life," Global News, March 19, 2016, updated May 16, 2023 [].
  9. Kris Moloney, Sheepdog Church Security Academy, YouTube [].
  10. Kris Moloney, Church Security Roll Call, SoundCloud [].
  11. Kris Moloney with Carl Chinn, "CSRC287: Sheepdog Interview - Stress Inoculation," Sheepdog Church Security Academy on YouTube, November 29, 2021 [].
  12. "About Us," Mountain Man Medical [].
  13. Kris Moloney, "Equipped for Success: Recommended Essential Equipment," Sheepdog Church Security, © 2018 [].