Tangent Edge

Austere, Survival and Disaster Medicine

Emergency preparedness operations and consultation for the austere and disaster environments.Rescue training for direct and indirect action.

Contact Information

Tangent Edge LLC.

Emergency Consultants
720 Westview Dr SW Atlanta, Ga 30310 Harris Building

P.O. Box 821 Villa Rica, Ga 30180 

PH: (877) 326-3236

Fax: (877) 378-9467

CCR/ORCA Registered.

 WOSB. D&B Company.

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Member

Georgia Mutual Aid Group (GMAG) Member

Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) Member

Change is Constant, Act Fast.


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Created by Adin Storm Oct 10, 2008 at 7:39pm. Last updated by Adin Storm Jun 29, 2010.


Tangent Edge would like to thank our following sponsors.  Not only have they made life saving products but, have been a wealth of information and customer support that we highly recommend to all agencies and organizations.  We included only those companies that have contributed to the success of the students.  If you do not see any particular company, they did not work with us at any level. 

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Tangent Edge Courses

Military/Public Safety Courses: 

5th Generation Warfare Medic Course (5GW Medic)

Swat First Responder (SFR)

Wilderness Medic (Upgrade) WEMT

Escaping Violent Encounters for EMS/Fire (EVE4EMS/Fire) 

BLS for Prehospital Providers

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Civilian Courses: 

The First 72

Mountain Bike First Aid

Heart Saver CPR/AED/First Aid

Basic Weather Spotters

Understanding Weather Concepts

Wilderness First Aid (BSA Approved)


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Tangent Edge will be conducting a host of new courses this year as well as bringing on new team members.  The past year was more of a recovery time to reflect and adapt to the changes and needs in the special operations and public safety medical arena.  Be watching for the new updated schedule which will be out soon.

Posted by Russell Shoemake on January 6, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

New Tactical Range/Training


A friend of mine, who previously served with the Rangers, is starting his own tactical style range and training.

Perhaps the location would be good for live fire exercises.

His name is Jim Ross, and his website is:


Live the Ranger Creed




Posted by Brandon West on November 3, 2014 at 4:01am

April 2014 TEMS 5GW medic course date change

CEO Bridget Peppers and COO Russell Shoemake were involved in an auto accident Saturday evening April 19 2014.  Both are OK but will need a couple of weeks to recover.  Also some vital equipemnt will have to be replaced and will do so A.S.A.P..


Posted by Russell Shoemake on April 26, 2014 at 1:29pm

Great job 5GW medic class 1013!

Another great group of medics completing the 5GW medic course October 2013.  Tangent Edge is continuing to improve the breed, testing the mental and physical limits of each student through the cold long hours.  May each of contiune learning and guiding others. 

Posted by Russell Shoemake on November 22, 2013 at 11:13pm — 1 Comment

Search and Recovery - Blake Cowart

The Dakota Dyer Foundation contacted West Georgia Weather and Tangent Edge to assist the Floyd County Search Posse (FCSP) with the search effort for Blake Cowart, of Euharlee, missing since April 3rd. On Saturday, April 14th, we performed grid searches in the woods surrounding his riverfront home, as well as combing the banks of the Etowah River. Chris Metcalfe, WGW, spotted a black tennis shoe near the river's edge in a log jam, which resulted in FCSP sending the cadaver canine over…


Posted by Russell Shoemake on April 24, 2013 at 4:02pm


Latest Activity

JOHN R. HARRELL and Russell Shoemake are now friends
6 hours ago
Russell Shoemake commented on Adin Storm's event Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course and AHA CPR/First Aid (Prerequisite for Civilians taking WEMT course)
"John for the WFA all you will need is clothing and foot wear appropriate for field work."
Russell Shoemake commented on Adin Storm's event Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course and AHA CPR/First Aid (Prerequisite for Civilians taking WEMT course)
"Yes sir, I will post the equipment list today"
JOHN R. HARRELL commented on Adin Storm's event Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course and AHA CPR/First Aid (Prerequisite for Civilians taking WEMT course)
"Hello, anything we need to bring for next weekend CPR/WFR Class? John R. Harrell"
Ron Taylor is now a member of Tangent Edge
Chris Sims is now a member of Tangent Edge
Jul 16
Justin Thomas is attending Adin Storm's event

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course and AHA CPR/First Aid (Prerequisite for Civilians taking WEMT course) at Whitesburg, GA

July 29, 2016 at 4pm to July 31, 2016 at 4pm
AHA CPR/First Aid Certification 7/29 - 4-9pmWilderness First Aid (WFA) Sat/Sun, 7/30 - 7/31Assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. (Complies with BSA standards for WFA course)Cost:CPR/First Aid $35 - includes AHA card valid for 2 yearsWilderness First Aid - $125 or $150 for both coursesSee More
Jun 21
Justin Thomas is now a member of Tangent Edge
Jun 14

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