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 - Patient care rendered while under attack, in adverse, or otherwise imminently dangerous conditions.
- Warm Zone: Indirect Threat Care - Patient care rendered while the threat has been suppressed but may resurface at any point.
- Cold Zone: Evacuation Care - Patient care rendered while the patient 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.
The Strategic Operations, Inc. (STOPS) fully accredited, 16-hour TECC provider course includes all-new tactical casualty incident simulations. TECC at STOPS includes but is not limited to:
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
- Hemorrhage control including immediate action drills for tourniquet application
- Comprehensive instruction on the “P-MARCH-PAWS” 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
- Hyper-Realistic® active shooter/mass casualty event scenarios
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.
NAEMT Training Center – 6653
CA POST Presenter – 1102
Available Classes - 2021
17 & 18 June
19 & 20 August
21 & 22 October
16 & 17 December
To enroll in a class or for more details, contact the STOPS medical training office at
858-715-5265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 $550.00 per student.
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