Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-02-23
Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)
Issue Date:16 March 2015Effective Date:16 March 2015
Rescinds:19 September 2014 Version
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.Individual First Aid Kit Pouch (IFAK) - Optional
This specification authorizes the optional Individual First Aid Kit pouch and minimum required contents to be carried or worn by Department members who have successfully completed the Chicago Police Department's Law Enforcement Medical and Rescue Training (L.E.M.A.R.T.) Course.
  • A.DESIGN:
    The Individual First Aid Kit pouch will use an attachment system that allows attachment to a 2 ¼ inch Sam Brown-type equipment belt, ballistic nylon duty belt, or the MOLLE overshirt carrier. The pouch will have a three-sided zippered opening. The front may have a first aid cross on the front for immediate recognition.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    The Individual First Aid Kit pouch will be constructed from 100% Cordura nylon.
  • C.COLOR:
    All exposed surfaces of the Individual First Aid Kit pouch will be black in color.
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    The Individual First Aid Kit pouch will be constructed of one or more pieces and allow for attachment directly to the MOLLE overshirt carrier or duty belt. Dimensions shall not exceed 8 inches in height, 6 inches in width, and 4 inches in thickness.
  • E.FINISH:
    The finish of the Individual First Aid Kit pouch will be black in color, free of defects, and will be smooth without basket weave or high-gloss finish.
  • F.MINIMUM REQUIRED CONTENTS:
    The minimum required products and equipment contained inside the Individual First Aid Kit pouch will be consistent with the current Chicago Police Department's Law Enforcement Medical and Rescue Training (L.E.M.A.R.T.) Course.
  • G.AUHTORIZATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS:
    • 1.Members who have successfully completed the Chicago Police Department's Law Enforcement Medical and Rescue Training (L.E.M.A.R.T.) Course are the only Department members authorized to carry the Individual First Aid Kit pouch and minimum required contents.
      NOTE:
      Members who are trained at the L.E.M.A.R.T. level or above will present and submit his/her valid certification to the Education and Training Division in order to be exempt from attending the L.E.M.A.R.T. Course and will be allowed to carry the Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK).
    • 2.Members will not display or affix to outer garments any items, pins, or patches (e.g. MEDIC, EMT, etc.) other than those authorized in Uniform and Equipment Specification U06-04-03 entitled "Insignia - Embroidered Pataches" and department directive U04-01 entitled "Personal Appearance, Uniform/Citizen's Dress and Equipment."
    • 3.Individual First Aid Kit pouches can be:
      • a.carried in a vehicle and easily accessible or;
      • b.worn attached to the MOLLE overshirt carrier or duty belt.
  • H.MANUFACTURER'S LABEL:
    All Individual First Aid Kit pouches will be permanently labeled with the manufacturer country of origin, size, fiber content, and care instructions.
  • I.RECORDS:
    The Education and Training Division will retain the class attendance cards completed by attending members or submitted valid certifications and will include this information on member's training records.
(Items indicated by italics/double underline have been added or revised.)
Garry F. McCarthy
Superintendent of Police
15-026 PJE