The purpose of Military Active Violence Preparedness Training is to educate base commanders, military leadership, assigned personnel, support staff and other installation employees regarding researched-based, proactive measures that can be organizationally adopted and implemented. This program is designed to supplement current "Lock-down" or "Secure-in-Place" procedures presently used throughout much of the country.
Tragic events have dictated the need for enhanced response options to increase chances of surviving a horrific event. Topics covered during the mobile training team course include policy and procedures review, infrastructure design, proactive use of technology, community resource assistance, mass evacuations and trauma first-aid. The course’s final exercise consists of practical scenarios designed to experience, visualize and reinforce the main concepts.
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
Introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. NAEMT conducts TCCC courses under the auspices of its PHTLS program, the recognized world leader in prehospital trauma education.
NAEMT’s TCCC courses use the PHTLS Military textbook and are fully compliant with the Department of Defense’s Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) guidelines. It is the only TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons.
The TCCC-MP (TCCC for Medical Personnel) course is designed for combat EMS/military personnel, including medics, corpsmen, and pararescue personnel deploying in support of combat operations. NAEMT also offers Tactical Emergency Casualty Care(TECC) for civilian tactical EMS.
The TCCC-AC (TCCC for All Combatants) course is designed for non-medical military personnel and includes first responder skills appropriate for soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.
NAEMT’s TCCC courses are taught by a global network of experienced, well trained instructors. To support course sites, instructors and students, NAEMT maintains a network of tactical affiliate faculty both in the U.S. and internationally, and staff at its Headquarters Office. Course administration is streamlined and cost-effective.
Access the TCCC Guidelines,curricula developed by the Joint Trauma System, and reference materials below:
- TCCC-MP: 2 day TCCC course for Medical Personnel
- TCCC-AC: 1 day TCCC course for All Combatants
NAEMT’s TCCC course is accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT).PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.
Although PHTLS originated in the United States, it has evolved and now serves as an international education program available to EMS providers in countries around the world.
Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con)
In September of 2014, NAEMT announced a new education course to teach civilians evidence-based, life-saving bleeding control techniques shown to dramatically increase casualty survival. Called “Bleeding Control for the Injured,” aka “B-Con,” this course was developed in response to the Hartford Consensus led by Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, and at the request of Dr. Norman McSwain, who served as a member of the Hartford Consensus working group.
B-Con teaches participants the basic life-saving medical interventions, including bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents, and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe. The course is designed for NON tactical law enforcement officers, firefighters, security personnel, teachers and other civilians requiring this basic training. B-Con is consistent with the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus on Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events.
NAEMT partners on this and all other trauma initiatives with the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Recently, ACS launched a new website, bleedingcontrol.org that includes a new instructor portal for the B-Con course. This new portal houses all of the B-Con course materials, and will allow B-Con courses to be registered so that ACS and NAEMT can track our progress in training the public in basic bleeding control. There is no cost to use this portal, to access the course materials, or to register courses.
All NAEMT instructors are invited and encouraged to register as a B-Con instructor with ACS. For more information on the national bleeding control initiative, please visit www.bleedingcontrol.org.
- sourced from: http://www.naemt.org/education/WhatIsB-Con.aspx
I LIVED – Active Violence Response Course
This six-hour course is designed to educate the public on how they can mitigate the loss of life if they find themselves in a violent intruder incident. The goals of I LIVED training are for participants to recognize the need for immediate response to these types of incidents, recognize ways they may intervene, and empower them to make a difference in the event.
I Whether we act as an individual, family, congregation, workplace team or other group we can mitigate loss of life through training and practice. Our goal for participants is to be able to say I LIVED if they ever find themselves in an attack.
Lockdown- There are two types of lockdowns - a soft lockdown (sometimes referred to as a lockout) or hard lockdown utilizing barricading techniques to secure doors and windows. Lockdown techniques are used to isolate the intruder from those they seek to harm.
Information- Information is received through our senses. Whether it is first- hand auditory, visual, or odors, or passed on to us secondhand our senses alert us to danger. We must then convey this danger to others by sharing the information we have with others.
Vary- People tend to adopt routines, using the same entrances and exits to their houses of worship, workplaces, stores, and other places they frequent. It is important to learn to alter routines, explore different options, and look for other ways we can use objects in our environment.
Evade- There are times when physical escape may be possible, but avoidance of the intruder remains critically important. Evasion requires using all available information to make a decision and avoid the attacker.
Defend- Having a survival mindset and being prepared to physically respond to an attacker are personal choices that are emphasized throughout this course.
The purpose of ALICE training is to educate local and school-based law enforcement, as well as church, hospital, workplace administrators and safety professionals about researched-based, proactive response approaches to Violent Intruder events.
The ALICE training program is designed to supplement current "Lock-down" or "Secure-in-Place" procedures used frequently in our public schools and institutions. Tragic historic events have dictated the need of enhanced response options to increase chances of surviving a horrific event.
Permitted Uses of ALICE:
The ALICE Training Institute (ATI) holds the copyrights to all materials created for the ALICE training program. Only individuals who have received an ALICE Instructor Certificate by completing the 2-day ALICE training class and Instructor e-Learning course online may use ALICE materials. Only ATI can conduct official ALICE training, issue individual ALICE certificates of any kind, or certify an organization as ALICE compliant. For further information, to include individualized certification questions and needs, please contact the Training Institute at https://www.alicetraining.com
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
In the past two decades, horrific mass shootings have been thrust into public consciousness. Mitigating the effects of these events is the responsibility of those who serve in our communities' public safety organizations. The public expects an effective and swift response to these threats. Research has shown, however, that many of the mass attacks, or active attack events, are over before law enforcement responders arrive on the scene.
Civilians who find themselves embroiled in such an event must be prepared to take immediate action to save their own lives before law enforcement arrives. The average response time for police response to an active attack event is three minutes. Without effective, preplanned response options for civilians at the scene of the attack, many victims can be seriously injured or killed during these three minutes.
The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills.
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