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#85195 - 02/10/07 06:55 AM Re: Source for Medical/First Aid Patches?
JohnN Offline
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Registered: 10/10/01
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Loc: Seattle, WA
I'm also looking for something like this. Actually two different items:

1) A red and white "first aid cross" sticker to go on my first aid boxes. Preferably reflective. Glow in the dark AND reflective for extra credit.

I looked at LSS and couldn't find the decals you referred to.

Found one.

2) A sew on "first aid cross" patch to go on the outside of my bag pocket that contains the first aid kit. Perhaps red cross on black background, but less picky here.

So far, this is the only one I've found.
Oops. One more.

Any pointers would be appreciated.

Thanks,

-john


Edited by JohnN (02/10/07 07:26 AM)

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#85196 - 02/10/07 01:30 PM Re: Source for Medical/First Aid Patches?
Malpaso Offline
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Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 817
Loc: MA
Tons of stickers/decals here
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#85197 - 02/10/07 10:27 PM Re: Source for Medical/First Aid Patches?
yeti Offline
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Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 203
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JohnN wrote:
Quote:
I'm also looking for something like this. Actually two different items:

1) A red and white "first aid cross" sticker to go on my first aid boxes. Preferably reflective. Glow in the dark AND reflective for extra credit.


I'd like patches like that...Scotchlite reflective, maybe glow or neon yellow or neon orange.
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#85198 - 02/10/07 11:01 PM Re: Source for Medical/First Aid Patches?
yeti Offline
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I'd like patches like that...Scotchlite reflective, maybe glow or neon yellow or neon orange.


Well...finally dug through my links and found a couple that fit:

http://www.circlesignia.com/emsemtpatches.html

No glow-in-the-dark, but reflective. However, I've yet to find red cross-looking patches in reflective material.
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#85199 - 02/11/07 05:17 AM Bright colored bags...
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 862
Another way to solve the problem with gear is to use distinct colors for duffel bags; first air in red, emergency in orange, food and water in Blue.

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#85200 - 02/11/07 05:39 PM Re: Source for Medical/First Aid Patches?
JohnN Offline
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Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 966
Loc: Seattle, WA

I'm really looking for the red cross, not a star of life patch/sticker. Most of these links have the star of life and other stuff, but IMO nothing says "first aid kit inside" like the red cross. If people see the star of life, they'll just think you are some sort of medical person.

The way I'm looking at this is say someone comes across you unconscious and bleeding on the ground. I really would like for them to understand there is a first aid kit in the bag...

-john

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#85201 - 02/12/07 02:39 PM Re: Source for Medical/First Aid Patches?
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
One possibility is to ask around the sewing stores in your area about people who embroider patches. Small orders are generally more expensive, and if you are looking for something that is very reflective to use as the backing, you'll have to provide it and pay up if it breaks their machine, but it might be an alternative.

The other is just to get a piece of 1/2 or 1" red webbing, and sew a red cross onto the bag. Or if it has a shoulder sling, get one made up with red webbing. (Not hard, doesn't even need sewing if you use tri-glides)


Edited by ironraven (02/12/07 02:46 PM)
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#85202 - 02/17/07 05:54 AM Re: Source for Medical/First Aid Patches?
fugitive Offline
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Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 183
Loc: The Great Pacific Northwest
On most of my kits I just use a large red permanent marker for the cross and black marker for the words "First Aid". I even do this on the one gallon ziplock bags I keep in our vehicles for first-aid kits.

I have some smaller cloth kits that I would like to look a little more professional. The best I have come up with is the Boy Scout First-Aid merit badge. It is small enough to easily fit my personal kits. Two could be used on larger bags.



It is not the ideal "red cross" but it does get the point across. They are inexpensive and can be purchased at any Boy Scout store.

Good luck, TR


Edited by pizzaman (02/17/07 05:58 AM)

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#85203 - 02/17/07 10:38 PM Re: Source for Medical/First Aid Patches?
inkslngr Offline
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Loc: AZ
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