Monday, December 10, 2012

Improved First Aid Kit (IFAK)

The IFAK was issued to every deploying soldier via the Rapid Fielding Initiative (RFI)*. Weighing one pound, the IFAK consists of the following expendable medical items packaged inside of a modified MOLLE 100 round SAW ammo pouch.



8465-01-531-3647 100 Round SAW/Utility 1

6515-01-521-7976 Tourniquet, Combat Application 1
6510-01-492-2275 Bandage Kit, Elastic 1


6510-01-460-0849 Bandage Kit, Elastic 1
6510-01-503-2117 Bandage GA4-1/2” 100’s 1
6510-00-926-8883 Adhesive Tape Surg 2” 6’s PG 1
6515-01-180-0467 Airway, Nasopharyngeal 1
6515-01-519-9161 Glove, Patient Exam 100’s 4
6545-01-586-7691 Contents Kit, IFAK Resupply Kit 1
6545-01-531-3147 Insert (folding panels with cord) 1
6510-01-562-3325 Dressing, Combat Gauze 1*

*The Combat Gauze has a 36-month shelf life, so it is shipped separately.

NSN: 6545-01-530-0929
Unit Cost: $265.00

Benefit Against the Threat

The IFAK increases individual soldier capabilities to provide Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid and provides interventions for two leading causes of death on the battlefield, severe hemorrhage and inadequate airway. These capabilities increase soldier survivability during dispersed operations and the expandable pouch allows for METT-C specific “add-ins.”

The RFI fielded 961,000 IFAKS, and the program has concluded. Funding responsibility beyond RFI has transitioned to Program Executive Office Clothing and Textile.

Fielding and Ordering Information

The IFAK was provided to all deployed and deploying units by the RFI. The IFAK is AAC “D” (DoD Integrated Materiel).

*Rapid Fielding Initiative

What is it?

The Rapid Fielding Initiative (RFI) leverages current programs, lessons learned from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and commercial-off-the-shelf technology to give Soldiers increased survivability, lethality, and mobility. To maintain currency and relevance, the RFI list of equipment issued to Soldiers is updated regularly by the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)

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