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October 2008 Blog Posts (2)

Tactical Medical Response Initiatives

One of the prevalent threats to firefighters across the nation is that of an active shooter. Our mindset as members of the fire department and EMS is to allow for the law enforcement to secure the scene while we stage in the cold zone. This has been a long standing template and an acceptable practice by all agencies. However, today's new challenges as well as threats, focus on deviants in our society to select softer targets such as schools, malls and hospitals. The law enforcement community… Continue

Added by Princess Diana CEO on October 10, 2008 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Tactical Medic Training

I talk to alot of fire/EMS folks who are always asking on recommendations for a tactical medic school and of course my natural response is Tangent Edge. With all bias being put aside, there are many tactical medic schools besides Tangent Edge that are quite remarkable. CONTOMS was developed many years ago and was one of the original Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) programs headed by members of Special Forces. CONTOMS is currently NOT up and running due to funding. I expect they'll be up… Continue

Added by Princess Diana CEO on October 10, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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