October 24

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2022 University of Arizona Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course

On October 22nd and 23rd, 125 public safety and healthcare professionals from throughout Arizona conducted 16 hours of intense active violence response training. The purpose of the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course is to deconstruct the nature of these evolving threats as well as offer awareness-level integrated point-of-wound care instruction specifically focused on dynamic active violence, all-hazards and/or explosive threats. Day 2’s activities were the culmination of several hours of didactic, practical skills and real-world scenarios’-based training, focusing on the practical application of the 3 phases of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and ensuring that all participants had the knowledge, skills and abilities to implement these lifesaving skills under stressful conditions.

Active violence events have resulted in numerous civilian casualties and captured the attention of the nation. These horrific and calculated acts have dramatically impacted countless individuals and communities by instilling fear that such events can unpredictably occur in urban, suburban, rural and metropolitan areas. Despite evolving threats, many public safety organizations throughout the country have yet to develop response paradigms to meet these challenges.

This course is specifically targeted for law enforcement and fire / EMS organizations who want to proactively develop integrated response strategies to mitigate the impact a violent mass casualty incident can have on their community. This workshop is recognized by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), the Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence (AzCFSE) and Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training (AZPOST) Committees.


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