Rescue Task Force

The Rescue Task Force (RTF) course is designed to teach students the four main methods of warm zone care during active violence incidents. The course will discuss driving tactics as well as a reasonable expectation for success during active violence incidents. This course will expose law enforcement, fire, and EMS personnel, as well as other public safety partners to operating in a warm zone environment to provide point-of-wounding care to patients. This course will provide Tactical Emergency Casualty Care lessons so that all participants can provide appropriate point of wounding care. This course will discuss command and control considerations including the establishment of unified command, common operating language, and essential on-scene functions that must be performed for the incident to be successful.

Topics Include:

  • Four Methods of Warm Zone Care
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
  • Unified Command
  • Active Shooter Statistics
  • Risk Appetite
  • Reasonable Expectation of Success
  • Medical vs. Tactical Driving Force
  • Hot / Warm / Cold Zones
  • Common Operating Language
  • Essential Command and Control Functions
  • NFPA 3000 and What It Really Mean

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