The Israeli bandage is something every police officer should have in his or her bail out bag. It allows the officer to quickly apply a very effective pressure bandage to themselves or to a fellow officer who has been wounded.
Israeli bandages are inexpensive, and even if your department does not issue them (they probably don’t), you should shell out the $6-8 and get one. Actually, you should get several and practice with one.
The application is straightforward, but the folks at ITS Tactical put together a great video on the proper application of an Israeli-style compression bandage:
Speaking of ITS Tactical, I did a quick review of the ETA Trauma Kit for a magazine. The kit is exceptional, both in quality and in what it includes. I’ve recommended it before, and I do so again.
If you just want to pick up some Israeli bandages in bulk, try Chinook Medical Gear who has them for $5.79 each.