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Tactical Emergency Casualty Care instruction attended by responders

posted Oct 10, 2017, 10:26 AM by Admin 72
Over the last weekend of August, several responders from Silver Spring Ambulance and Rescue Association participated in the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Class offered by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, held at the Harrisburg campus of HACC.

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) is a 16 hour instruction in the response to an active shooter event, and the delivery of responder and patient care throughout.  Students are instructed in working directly with law enforcement during an event, as well as different methods of delivering patient care and evacuating them to safety.  Although it is the hope that SSARA will never need to use these skills, we wish to remain vigilant in the face of current trends, and be prepared for such an eventuality.

The training was initially developed for use by the military, and was modified by the NAEMT for civilian purposes.