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Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Training

UPDATE April 19, 2022 – Both sessions of this class are full and the waitlist is at capacity. Thank you for your interest. 

WRHSAC is providing two sessions of 2-day Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) training in western Mass. Registration is required. See below. the training is free.

Developed by NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee, the TECC program is based on the guidelines from the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Co-TECC) and the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program. TECC uses lessons learned from our military and applies them to the civilian world of tactical medicine.

This 16-hour course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation.  Topics include: Hemorrhage control; surgical airway control and needle decompression; strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments; caring for pediatric patients; and techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety.

At the core of the TECC program are three distinct phases that have been well-proven by TCCC-trained personnel in the war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. The phases are as follows:

  • Direct Threat Care
    Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
  • Indirect Threat Care
    Care that is rendered while 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.

TECC is recommended by NFPA 3000 and focuses on the medicine during these phases of care and provides guidelines for managing trauma in the civilian tactical or hazardous environment. While TECC has a tactical slant, it takes an all-hazards approach to providing care outside the normal operating conditions of most EMS agencies, such as responding to a mass casualty or active shooter event.

Registration is required for this training. Priority is being given to medic members of Special Response Teams in the region.

For a limited time, registration is only open to SRT members. Registration will be open to all medical first responders on April 4, 2022. SRT members may register after this date if space is available, however space will not be guaranteed.

As course space allows, the training will be open to EMS and other medical first responders.

16 hours of CAPCE credit is approved for this activity to all levels of provider.

Two sessions of the two-day training are being held. You must be able to attend both complete days of the training.

Training dates and locations:

  • May 23 and 24, 2022 Monday and Tuesday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, Turners Falls, MA.
  • June 9 and 10, 2022, Thursday and Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, Southwick, MA.

The training is free and lunch will be provided. 

UPDATE April 19, 2022 – Both sessions of this class are full and the waitlist is at capacity. Thank you for your interest.