The National Association of EMT's ("NAEMT") Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Course teaches EMS practitioners, pre-hospital providers, and other medical professionals who may be part of a team responding to an active shooter incident, how to care for patients in a civilian tactical environment with the goal of decreasing potentially preventable deaths in a tactical situation. This course is appropriate for both law enforcement and fire service personnel.
The course focuses on the three (3) phases of tactical care:
Direct Threat Care that is rendered while in adverse conditions.
Indirect Threat Care that is rendered when the threat has been suppressed but may resurface at any point.
Evacuation Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.
The 16-hour classroom course covers the following topics:
Surgical airway control and needle decompression*
Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments
Caring for pediatric patients
Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety
NIPSTA's NAEMT's TECC course meets the guidelines established by the Committee on TECC and the updated National Tactical Emergency Medical Support Competency Domains. This course is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.