Training provides specialized training to medics working with a public
safety agency (police, fire, or EMS), the military, or those working for
a division of the US Department of Homeland Security.
The Tactical Medical program is an extensive 52 hour course conducted
over 5 days. It is taught by actual practicing personnel considered
experts in the various skills taught. The staff includes several
physicians, tactical police instructors, paramedic and EMS instructors,
active tactical medics, and other specialty skill instructors.
Some are called
SWAT Teams. Others are referred to as
Special Response Teams. Some prefer being called
Emergency Tactical Response units. By any name, they are
the tactical units summoned to perform some of Law
Enforcement's most dangerous jobs.
Law Enforcement Tactical
Units are made up
of some of the most highly skilled, trained, experienced, and both
physically and mentally fit law enforcement personnel in the nation. These guys continuously train,
ready to deal with the worst of the worst situations, and
accomplish missions that are of the most dangerous and where the possibility
of injuries are high.
Regardless of being either a federal SWAT
unit or a local Police Emergency Response Team,
these teams are made up of the most professional, dedicated and
committed public safety personnel in the world.
A medic is not
prepared to become a member of this elite team by completing the DOT
National Standard Curriculum for EMTs and Paramedics.
member of this "Tactical Medic" team requires the medic to have the same level of
professionalism, dedication and commitment as well as being trained and
equipped with the special skills necessary to support these law
enforcement teams. Tactical medicine is nothing like routine EMS. Specialized
training is required.
primary purpose and goals of the Tactical Medic program
are to provide the medic with four basic skills:
1. The skills to
operate in the tactical environment.
2. The skills to
perform a basic medical intelligence assessment.
skills to minimize mortality and morbidity of personnel
working in the tactical environment.
4. The skills to
maintain operational capabilities of tactical
course is designed to provide the Medic with the skills
necessary to support a tactical law enforcement team. as the
violence associated with drug activity and terrorism continues to
increase, the ability to have medics trained, qualified, and skilled
with this specialized talent is becoming a standard among
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