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Saving your eyes from contaminants

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In this week’s video tip, Redman Training Division trainer Dave Young explains the importance of strobing. If your eyes get contaminated, whether it be with tobacco juice, saliva, or chemicals (like OC), be sure to strobe your eyes.

The term “strobing” refers to rapid blinking, which helps restores the natural eye fluids needed for vision and focus. Many officers react to irritants by rubbing their eyes — do not do this, since it can disturb tear film, remove moisture, cause corneal abrasions, tear the retna, or bruise the sclera.

Dave Young is the Founder and Director of ARMA, now part of the PoliceOne Training Network. He is also the Chairman of Advisory Board, and a training advisor for Dave graduated from his first law enforcement academy in 1985, and now has over 25 years of combined civilian and military law enforcement and training experience. He was a sworn corrections and law enforcement officer in the state of Florida and has served as a gate sentry, patrol officer, watch commander, investigator, Special Reaction Team (SRT) member, leader and commander in the United States Marine Corps.

Dave has participated in and trained both military and law enforcement personnel in crowd management operations throughout the world. Dave is recognized as one of the nation’s leading defensive tactics instructors specializing in crowd management, chemical and specialty impact munitions, protocol and selection of gear and munitions, ground defense tactics, and water - based defensive tactics.

He has hosted television shows for National Geographic TV Channel on Non Lethal Weapons and the host of Crash Test Human series. He is a former staff noncommissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, a member of the Police Magazine advisory board, and a technical advisory board member for Force Science Research Center. Dave is an active member of the American Society for Law Enforcement Training (ASLET), International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).

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