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tactical medicine



TCCC, which was originally designed for military personnel, has now been an advanced training platform for todays first responders in handling emergency situations.


This course contains lectures and hands-on skill station scenarios, by trained certified instructors, designed to expose the student to a variety of different emergency situations and confidently provide appropriate care.  The goal however remains the same.. 


Treat the Casualty 

Prevent additional casualties

Complete the task at hand.


Topics of Discussion

Care under-fire Concepts

Equipment Checklist for first responder

Bleeding & Tourniquets  


C-spine injuries and Movement of an aided


Tactical Field Care Concepts

Bleeding and QuikClot 

Airway trauma and treatments

Chest trauma and treatments

Fluid Resuscitation


Fractures and splinting

Medication considerations for tactical paramedics/physicians

In law enforcement, we are the first responders especially in hostile environments and tactical situations. This course will properly prepare you to appropriately act and react in a tactical environment that may save the life of someone else or your own. 


The TCCC class offers 16 Continuing Medical Education credits for any certified EMT or Paramedic and is recognized by National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, however this class does not require certifications and is available to all law enforcement. At the completion of this course, each student will receive a TCCC certification by NAEMT.

 This class teaches public safety, first responders (police, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and others) the basic medical care interventions that will help save an injured responder's life until EMS practitioners can safely enter a tactical scene. 

The course combines the principles of Trauma training 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. 


Upon completion of the course participants will:


  • Understand the rationale for immediate steps for hemorrhage control (including external hemorrhage control, direct pressure and wound packing, early use of tourniquet for severe hemorrhage, internal hemorrhage control by rapid evacuation, and transportation to major hospital/trauma center.

  • Demonstrate the appropriate application of a tourniquet to the arm and leg.  

  • Describe the progressive strategy for controlling hemorrhage.

  • Describe appropriate airway control techniques and devices.

  • Demonstrate the correct application of a topical hemostatic dressing (combat gauze).

  • Recognize the tactically relevant indicators of shock.

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