October 3rd-6th, 152 public safety and healthcare professionals from throughout Arizona, Nevada and California conducted 24 hours of intense active violence response training. The purpose of the Public Safety Preparedness Program was 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 two and three’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 Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence (AzCFSE), Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training (AZPOST), National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and Committee of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC).