2020 EMS Tactical Conference Courses

16-Hour Class

LTJG Doug Schneider, RN, EMT-P, Strategic Medical Training

NAEMT Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), 16-Hour Provider Course

NAEMT’s Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) teaches EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as TECC providers for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit. 

This will be a lecture and hands-on class.

Equipment needed:

Training IFAK, tourniquets, litters, etc. (if issued)


8-Hour Classes

Det. Shawn Soler, EMT-P, Medicine in Bad Places

NAEMT Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC-AC), 8-Hour

All Combatants Course

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) is created by the U.S. Department of Defense Committee on TCCC (Co-TCCC) to teach evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. NAEMT conducts TCCC courses as specified by the Co-TCCC’s guidelines and curriculum. TCCC-AC (TCCC for All Combatants) is a 1-day classroom course for non-medical military personnel and includes first responder skills appropriate for police, fire, EMS, and military members.

This will be a lecture and hands-on class.

Equipment needed:

Training IFAK, tourniquets, litters, etc. (if issued)


Lawrence Mouton & Travis Warren (Houston PD SWAT ret.) Safariland Training Group Cadre

Armored Vehicle Rescue Course

This course provides students with the proven tactics and techniques that better utilize the advantages of armored vehicles in the dangerous environment with which they operate, such as SWAT situations, High Risks Warrants, Active Shooter, and Crowd Control. Scenarios will include Officer Down/Victim Rescue.

This will be a lecture and hands-on class.

Equipment needed:

Full kit, law enforcement belt, helmet (if issued)

Training IFAK, tourniquets, litters, etc.

Simunition/UTM handgun/long gun (if issued)

50 rounds of Simunition/UTM

Ear and Eye Protection

8-Hour Classes (Saturday)

3-4 Hour Classes

6-Hour Classes (Saturday - Sunday)

Taylor Bracken, State Trooper, EMT-P, R.A.N.T. Strategies

K-9 Medical Operations - A tactical approach to the treatment of K-9s under threats

K-9s fill a vital role in many departments across the country being used in almost every aspect of the first responders field. We most commonly see their use in assisting SWAT with the execution of high-risk warrants, EOD technicians with scans during event
security or even patrol dogs being placed into immediate action with tracking fleeing suspects. The bottom line is we place our    K-9s into higher threats on a daily basis without thinking twice about what care we can provide them when a medical emergency arises. Every day these K-9s are placed on the front lines but what pre-veterinary care is available to them? K-9 Medical Operations provides a tactical approach to the treatment of these K-9s, to bring the care they receive up to par with how we would care for their human counterpart, because at the end of the day, all
though they are dogs, they are our undoubtedly our partners. Topics include basic and advanced medical procedures, K9 anatomy, transport, legal issues and policy considerations which will allow the implementation for a program in your departments.
Blue Team Tactics is comprised of several subject matter experts all with very diverse backgrounds to address these issues from multiple viewpoints.

This will be a lecture and hands-on class.

Equipment needed:


6-Hour Classes (Saturday - Sunday)

LTC Daniel S Schwartz, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
Professor Department of Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia

STORM TEMS Instructor Introduction

One of the fundamental roles of the TEMS Medic is that of educator.  The TEMS medic is the Team Subject Matter Expert, advisor and educator for team operators in all aspects of High Threat and Remote Medicine.  This class is designed for the TEMS Provider who may be tasked with providing both formal and informal education on High Threat and Tactical Medicine, or selecting an external educational program.     The course will discuss current national recommendations for TEMS education and competency evaluation, effective methods of adult education and simulation-based teaching, and training plan design.


Curriculum Link

This will be a lecture and hands-on class.

Equipment needed:


Dr. Amado Alejandro Báez, MD, MSc, MPH, FACEP, FCCM, Professor / Vice Chair (OpMed) - Director for Center of Operational Medicine MCG Faculty Havard/BIDMC Dignitary Protective Medicine Program

STORM- Dignitary Protective Medicine (DPM)

Outline: 1. Introduction – 2. Medical Intelligence, 3. Special Event Security, 4. Wellness,5. Tactical Field Care Scenarios (Focus on Protective Security Details)

This will be a lecture and hands-on class.

Equipment needed:

Full kit, law enforcement belt, helmet (if issued), Training IFAK, tourniquets, litters, etc., Blue/red gun/Airsoft handgun/long gun (if issued)

Ben Sonstorm (EMT-P, State Trooper), STORM Training & Consulting,LLC

Storm Consulting Link

Law Enforcement Critical Incident Casualty Management

This MCOLES approved training program is based on the military’s combat proven Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and the civilian translation of TCCC - Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and is a must for all Law Enforcement officers and command staff.  The program provides training to enhance the likelihood of both survival and domination in the occurrence of violent encounters.  Participants will be provided methods on how to react if you, your partner or a teammate is injured.  The importance of developing a warrior mindset will be stressed and after completion of this program participants will better understand the risks of their profession and develop critical skills to help mitigate those risks. 


Participants will be instructed to recognize and treat the most common causes of potentially preventable death in the civilian tactical environment.  There will be an emphasis on self-aid and buddy-aid so officers can manage injuries to themselves and their partners.  The program prioritizes lifesaving medical care with tactical considerations to encourage officers to remain engaged, end the threat, and minimize further injury and loss of life. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing tourniquets, hemostatic agents, and other specialized equipment designed for the harsh environment’s officers encounter every day.


In addition to critical medical skills, students will be instructed in armed suspect recognition and to how to more effectively identify cues to violent behaviors/imminent attacks.  Throughout the course there will be an emphasis on ambush awareness, prevention and countermeasures.

Det. Jay Seese (ret.) & Lynn Westover (Frm. USMC Recon) Six Layer Concepts

Human Terrain Mapping & Pattern Recognition for First Responders

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition 4-hr Workshop HTMBPR is designed for the 21st Century Law Enforcement Professional. It focuses on advanced critical thinking using an understanding of human behavior patterns to articulate and defend decisions made by the officer in the course of their duties. It is designed to empower the law enforcement officer and limit department/ organization liability while simultaneously building community rapport and engagement. This purpose of this workshop is to give insight into what the HTMBPR program is and how it can be applied.


SFC Michael “Doc” McKenney, WMD Specialist and Tactical Medic with the 1st WMD-Civil Support Team for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

WMD Medical Class- Masters of Chaos-Surviving the Unknown

A look at environmental threats and medical considerations that First Responders could be
confronted with in their day-to-day operations. As Police, Fire and EMS personnel drive headlong into the unknown world that follows the initial call to act, this class will expose them to emerging threats, ways to use personal monitoring equipment to keep them safe and medical treatments considerations for both cold and hot zone operations.

Juan M. Atan, MS EMT-P,
Battalion Chief Orange County Fire Rescue, Aux/Sgt. Florida Highway Patrol, Troop D, Orlando, Lead Tac-Med Special Response Team

Rescue Task Force, Why are they so important in an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response?

This presentation will discuss the history of Rescue Task Force (RTF) and their importance in an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHR). We will discuss the difference between the Tactical Medic and RTF, and the impact that NFPA 3000 will have in preparation for an ASHR event for your agency and community. We all understand the importance of Inter-Agency communication in any of these events, and we will discuss how Unified Command will assist
your agency.

- History of Rescue Task Force
- Difference between a Tactical Medic and Rescue Task Force
- NFPA 3000
- Unified Command/Intra Agency coordination
- Treatment Areas (TECC)
- Transport Modalities
- Hospitals/Community Involvement

4-Hour Classes (Sunday)

BK Blankchtein, Israeli Defense Forces, Owner of Masada Tactical

Beyond Tourniquets: Hemorrhage control for the tactical operator

Most LE and other tactical operators carry tourniquets. Those are issued primarily for self-application if the officer gets injured, and secondary for treating victims on the streets. But
what happens when the one or two tourniquets are exhausted and there are still patients in need of bleeding control? Or what when it is not a compressible hemorrhage and a tourniquet
isn’t the tool for the job? This class will cover means to improvise tourniquets and other bleeding control mechanism, improvised and commercial (such as the X-STAT and IT Clamp) to provide the tactical operators with more options for life saving interventions.



Shawn Soler (EMT-P, SWAT) and Pat Mahoney (SWAT)

Medicine in Bad Places

Mass Casualty Incident

This course is designed to provide basic information to the everyday CONUS and OCONUS traveler. The course content will provide open source resources that will help educate the traveler on his or her destination, creating a better understanding of the medical preparation and local in country emergency capabilities. We will discuss appropriate medicines for travel, emergency evacuation plans, pre-trip planning, in country medical emergencies, medical screenings, and much more.

Dana R. Vilander,Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department SWAT (ret.) Vanad Training and Consulting LLC,

Tactical Rope Access Course

This conference session is designed to make attendees aware of how formal Tactical Rope Access Course (TRAC) training can dramatically improve their skill set for tactical vertical access and rescue.

Traditional rope access courses have followed a standard “NFPA” safety format that do not
address new technologies and/or end user requirements. Improvements in material science has
led to lighter weight gear that is as strong as traditional heavy gear. TRAC focus is on providing end users the ability to try some of the lighter weight gear.
TRAC instructors recognize that many times the end user’s primary or secondary job description may not include rope skills, so the training is oriented to reduce the memorization of numerous complicated knots etc, that under operational stress and environmental conditions will be difficult to recall. The course is “Tactical Rope Access” and provides students with more than just rappelling skills but teaches how to use these skills to solve numerous operational scenarios.

Det. Pat Mahoney, SWAT Officer

Warm Zone Rapid Victim Extraction

Learn and apply methodologies of Victim rescue in a mass casualty event utilizing multiple methods to include ballistic shields, webbing, carries. Understand differences in tactics in hot, warm, and cold zones. Identify and understand current threats faced by first responders in mass casualty environments and how it dictates what gear we use. This course will be a mix of classroom presentation and hands-on drills with the various equipment described above.

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