Southern Arizona TECC-LEO Course Synopsis

August 7th and 9th, the Sahuarita Police Department hosted a National Association of Emergency Medical Technician (NAEMT) Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) for Law Enforcement Officers’ Course. Sponsored by Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE), the course brought together over 70 federal, state, county and local public safety professionals from throughout Southern Arizona.

The 8-hour course is specifically designed for non-EMS first responders. It covers materials found in the 16-hour provider course at a level appropriate for first responders. Topics include hemorrhage control, rescue tactics, and scenario-based training. Upon successful completion of the course, the students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as a TECC-LEO provider for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

The course combines the principles of PHTLS and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), with the training provided to military medics by all branches of our Armed Services. It is consistent with the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) guidelines, and meets the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus Document on Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events.

Thank you to all that attended!

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