"TRAINING FOR CHAOS"
Cost: $350 per person
Minimum Age: 16 Years Old
With the ever growing threat of terrorist attacks, lone wolf strikes, bombings, and with responses to active incidents increasing every having the training to save lives is paramount!
The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) program is based on the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and meets the guidelines established by the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Co-TECC). The course teaches civilian tactical EMS; any EMS practitioner called upon to respond to a mass casualty or active shooter event.
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.
At the core of the TECC program are three distinct phases that have been well-proven by TCCC-trained personnel in the war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. The phases are as follows:
Direct Threat Care
Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
Indirect Threat Care
Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may resurface at any point.
Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site. TECC focuses on the medicine during these phases of care and provides guidelines for managing trauma in the civilian tactical or hazardous environment. While TECC has a tactical slant, it takes an all-hazards approach to providing care outside the normal operating conditions of most EMS agencies, such as responding to a mass casualty or active shooter event.
Class size is limited to register early! Only 30 seats are being made available!
Several IFAK options are available for purchase. You can also purchase your optional text book via the link below of on our registration page!
Student materials Needed: Pen, Paper, Water Source, Clothing to get dirty & for weather. The text book is highly recommended. It can be found here:
University Park Airport is the closest local airport. There are multiple rental car dealers at the airport, Enterprise, Hertz, Etc.
If flying or driving please plan to arrive Friday 23 August 2019.
Class will dismiss at 1700 on Sunday, 25 August 2019. We encourage those wishing to fly that flight arrangements be made to depart Monday, 26 August 2019.
Introduction and Paperwork
Lesson 1: Introduction to TECC
Lesson 2: Direct Threat Care, Part 1
Skill Station: Casualty Drags & Carries
Lesson 2: Direct Threat Care Part 2
Skill Station: Combat Action Tourniquet
Lesson 2: Direct Threat Care Part 3
Lesson 3: Indirect Threat Care, Part 1
Skill Station: Emergency Airways
Scenario Rotation 1
Day 2 Warm Up
Lesson 3: Indirect Threat Care Part 2
Skill Station: IV/IO, Hemostatics
Lesson 3: Indirect Threat Care Part 3
Lesson 4: Tactical Evacuation Care
Lesson 5: Pediatric Care
Scenario Rotation 2-5
Lesson 6: Summation
Final Written Exam
Payment in full is required to reserve your spot in the course. Tuition is non-transferable and is payable by check, credit card, PayPal or money order. Tuition covers class materials, course equipment, and certificate or certification cards. Sergeant Rescue is not obligated to allow any student to attend a course until the required payment and course registration materials are received and approved by Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting staff. A full refund will be given if we need to cancel the course for any reason.
Cancelation, Withdraw & Refund Policy
If a student cancels or withdrawals from a course:
- If greater than or equal to 30 days prior to the starting date of the course, Sergeant Rescue will retain
a $50.00 administrative fee.
- If equal to or less that 30 days prior to the starting date of the course, tuition is non-refundable and
- Participants that cancel or withdraw from a course are still responsible for cancelation fees even if payment has not been sent or processed. (Applies if you cancel within 30 days of a course.)
A full refund will be given if we need to cancel the course for any reason.
Late Payment Policy
Participants that register and choose pay via company check or personal check must submit payment in a timely manner. Payment is due no later than 10 days after your registrations is submitted. If payment is not post marked prior to this date a late fee will be assessed. Late fees will either be invoiced separately or added to any outstanding balance.
- Initial late fee is $25.00
- An additional fee of $10.00 per day will also be assessed if payment is delayed past 14 days from registration and is retroactive to the date of registration.
Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) and Tactical EMS team members that are part of a team that allows you to carry a fire arm, may bring your department issued weapons to the course for use. Weapons will be cleared and safe at the beginning of class. No live ammunition will be allowed on your person during day 2. No other personal weapons or firearms are authorized.
No onsite lodging is available for this event.
Closest hotels are located in Altoona PA. About a 10-20 minute drive from the training site. Average cost per night is $110.00.
Location: 801 Scotch Valley Rd,
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Class Sponsored by: Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service
There are many great restaurants in the Altoona & Hollidaysburg area, both local and chain. There are also multiple grocery stores within a 20 minute drive from the training area.
Students are encouraged to plan to have lunch at the class location both days.