Austere, Survival and Disaster Medicine
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.
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..
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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.
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…
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We had a solid group of individuals who came prepared! No drill slowed nor deterred the team. They faced swarms of killer ants covering the ground, mosquito-infested woods and the parking deck from Hell. Students moved about the city undetected and built a small fortress for cover. Great job guys!
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We would like for everyone to keep our brothers and teammates in Branson in your thoughts. They were awakened in the early morning hours yesterday to an EF2 tornado following HWY 76 running right through the heart of town. By 17:00 hours yesterday, no serious injuries were reported after secondary searches of all damaged buildings were completed. National Guard, 20 additional firefighters from nearby cities,30 extra state police and local C.E.R.T. teams were brought in to backup local…Continue
Congratulations to Georgia Wilderness Medic Class 0212! From navigating Chief McIntosh's remote hills to hanging in the icy waters of Banning Mills and negotiating the banks of the Chattahoochee River you guys are a solid group of medics! Good job, it was an honor to work with you all!
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Tangent Edge is happy to announce that we will now offer the MTAC course over two weekends or delivered as the traditional week-long course. There have been numerous requests to offer the course over the weekend to accommodate work and volunteer schedules.
Course Report Times
1st weekend - Friday 1500, Saturday/Sunday all day
2nd weekend - Friday 1600, Saturday 1000 through Sunday afternoon (includes 24 hour scenario)
Introduction to Tactical Medicine -…Continue
The City of Austell has received reports of squatters and vagrants occupying numerous homes left from the 2009 flood disaster. Tangent Edge took the lead role in gathering intelligence and clearing 40 homes within the city limits. A seven man element accompanied by one Austell officer conducted night operations to clear the homes and document findings to ensure the people of Austell a safe neighborhood. No injuries were reported….a successful mission for Tangent Edge!! Great job…Continue
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WOW! Two M-TAC courses in May! We had a strong and determined group out of Missouri who braved the flooded and frigid Table Rock Lake, maneuvered through the tourist filled city of Branson to complete assignments without causing disruption. They set up a forward medical station and assisted the Ozark Militia to protect a U.S. tourist towns infrastructure from 4th and 5th generation warfare. Great job guys, you are solid!
The next group of students came to Hotlanta from…Continue
Added by Russell Shoemake on May 29, 2011 at 8:41pm — No Comments
For those of you attending this week's course, report to the Blue Room in the Harris Building on the Morehouse School of Medicine campus.
Traveling I-20 Westbound: Exit 55B (Lee Street). Take right on Lee Street. Look for gate/guard shack on right side of road halfway down the hill. Advise the Security Guard that you are attending Tangent Edge MTAC Course and proceed to the top level of the parking deck. Please be advised that lower levels are reserved for…Continue
Added by Russell Shoemake on May 22, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
The tactical medic’s role not only pertains to the battlefield or swat environment, they should be prepared to treat and extract patients in wilderness, swift water, Haz-mat, disaster and wild land fire operations in extreme weather from frigid cold to blistering heat and geographical obstacles. Tactical considerations should always be in the operator’s mind as soon as they are deployed. These environments require special attention due to elevated hazardous conditions that require…Continue
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Well guys we made it home late yesterday evening a little bruised, a little tired but with new knowledge and skill sets ready to pass on to the numbers. We made new friends and strengthened existing relationships.…Continue