Law Enforcement and First Response Tactical Casualty Care (LEFR-TCC)

This 8- hour course combines the principles of PHTLS and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), with the training provided to military medics by all branches of our Armed Services. It is consistent with the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) guidelines, and meets the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus Document on Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events.

Course participants will learn life-saving medical actions such as bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents, and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe.

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians-Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)-

This 16-hour course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation.  Topics include: Hemorrhage control; surgical airway control and needle decompression; strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments; caring for pediatric patients; and techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety.

National Tactical Officers Association -Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS)

This 4-day course will incorporate lectures, practice, and scenario based training to provide emergency medical providers with the foundation principles, practices, and skills necessary for providing medical support to law enforcement operations. The emphasis will be on medical models and skills effective for supporting special operations teams during high-risk, large scale and extended operations. The concepts and skills taught in this course are also relevant to all law enforcement operations.

Rescue Task Force Course

This 2-day (16 hour) course provides an awareness and operations level training for Law Enforcement Officers and Emergency Medical Services providers who would respond to an Active Shooter Event in a “First Arriving” capacity.   With the release of the FEMA “First Responder Guidance for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents,” there has been a change in expectations of Law Enforcement and EMS when responding to events as described.  While the expectations of our first responders have changed, departments have not addressed the fact that their personnel are not trained to operate or are adequately equipped to take on these rolls safely.   The Rescue Task Force course will address the shortfalls that exist to facilitate increasing the chance your Law Enforcement and EMS operators will emerge safely from an incident.  While this course does have medical components to it, the operational aspects of integrating the different disciplines will remain at the forefront during all course activities. 

Day 1 of this course will be conducted in the classroom setting and will address proper Planning and Training, PPE selection, Tactical Movement, Scene Size-up, Triage from a Distance, Casualty Collection Point selection, Direct, Indirect and Evacuation Care for Casualties, Weapons Familiarization and Safety, Communication.  The medical components course follows treatment guidelines established by PHTLS and the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care.

Day 2 of this course will be hands-on for the entire day and include the use of simulation devices such as Flash Bang Simulators, Smoke, and Blank Ammunition.  Using these devices will provide the participant's a sense of what it's like when they respond to an actual event.  The day will start off with four 1 hour skills stations to include the following activities:

Station 1- Tourniquets, Bleeding Control, Triage from a Distance
Station 2- Patient Extrication
Station 3- Tactical Movement
Station 4- Scene Assessment and Communication

The second part of the day students will participate in multiple exercises that will require them to utilize the information and skills learned in the class to successfully complete the challenges posed in the scenarios. 

Tactical EMS Training Courses

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"How Do We Save Ourselves" First Responder Mental Health Course

​There is a crisis that is happening right now in our country that involves First Responders from all disciplines.  This crisis involves the dramatic increase in First Responder suicides that is gripping our communities.  First Responders are killing themselves at record levels.  The time has come to take the bull by the horns and make changes in the way we as responders deal with mental health issues such as PTSD, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, etc.  This course covers many topics including signs and symptoms of different disorders; differences in how the illness manifest themselves in First Responders vs non First Responders; intervention techniques;  resources for departments, families and individuals; case studies; and a group discussion to share ideas about how to help prevent suicide.  EDPS has the following belief about this issue:


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