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The newly validated Second Edition of NAEMTs Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) is designed to present a strong foundation of topics, concepts, principles, and skills specific to delivering emergency medical care for patients in a civilian tactical environment.

With roots developed in evidence-based combat medicine, TECC presents the three phases of tactical casualty care and integrates nomenclature familiar to civilian EMS, Fire, and Law Enforcement:

  • Hot Zone/Direct Threat Care is patient care rendered while under attack, in adverse, or otherwise imminently dangerous conditions.
  • Warm Zone/Indirect Threat Care is patient care rendered while the threat has been suppressed but may resurface at any point.
  • Cold Zone/Evacuation Care is patient care rendered while the patient is being evacuated from the incident site.

The Strategic Operations (STOPS) fully accredited, 16-hour TECC provider course includes all-new tactical casualty incident simulations.  TECC at STOPS includes but is not limited to:

  • Hemorrhage control including immediate action drills for tourniquet application throughout the course;
  • Comprehensive instruction on the “P-MARCH-P” algorithm assessment;
  • Surgical airway intervention (cricothyroidotomy)
  • Chest-needle decompression (chest thoracentesis);
  • Strategies for treating wounded responders in high threat environments;
  • Caring for pediatric patients in the tactical environment;
  • Proven, best practices for lifting, dragging, and carrying victims to safety;
  • Three (3) skill-focused, Situational Trauma Exercise Lanes and;
  • Hyper-Realistic® active shooter/mass casualty event scenarios

The TECC course delivered by STOPS is certified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, is consistent with the most current guidelines established by the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC), and meets all of the updated National Tactical Emergency Medical Support Competency Domains.

TECC is oriented to the civilian tactical medical provider, is fully aligned with the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus (I, II, III and IV), the C-TECC standards, and the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care.  This program exceeds the 2015 amendments to the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 1.5, Article 3, §100017(14) and CA H&S §100017(14)(A) for individual first responder training as a State of California Advanced Tactical First Aid Course (Fire/Law/EMS).

Upon successful completion of TECC, students will receive an NAEMT certification as a TECC Provider (valid for four years from course completion) and 16 hours of Category-I CMEs/CEUs from CAPCE (formerly known as “CECBEMS”).  California Law Enforcement may submit POST-2-213/213A for Continuous Professional Training (CPT) credit.

NAEMT 2nd Edition TECC course is a recognized education partner of C-TECC.

Strategic Operations:
NAEMT Training Center – 6653
CA POST Presenter – 1102

To enroll in a class or for more details, contact the STOPS medical training office at 858-715-5265 or .

Ask for details on a custom TECC course, tailored to meet your agency’s specific operational responsibilities.

A basic TECC course for 14 of your personnel starts at $450.00 per student.

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

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, 2-day 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 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.