Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
The newly validated Second Edition of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course 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.

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Price per Participant: $550.00

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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:

  • 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
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

Available Classes - 2021
16 & 17 December

Available Classes - 2022

16 & 17 February
19 & 20 April
21 & 22 June
23 & 24 August
25 & 26 October
13 & 14 December

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

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.

TECC 2nd Edition Course Manual (Paperback or eBook available)
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Latest Feedback

From: (withheld)
Sent: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:56 PM

Damien and Stu,

Thank you and the entire team for having us. It was a highly beneficial day. As far as AAR items, I really only have positive feedback, as follows:

All top-notch. Everyone was professional, tactful and knowledgeable in the field of tactical medicine. They provided excellent critiques and feedback which was well-received by our folks.

Training equipment
As described, the STOPS equipment provided hyper-realistic training which required the students to think and act quickly, especially with regards to treating major bleeding. A lot of these folks have never received that type of hands-on training. This equipment is all fantastic and value-added. The needle decompression station was also very received and provided good "landmark" identification for the needle d procedure and it stimulated good conversation on the topic.

By far the best trauma make-up and moulage I have seen in my career. The wounds were realistic and relevant to what we do in tactical medicine. Many of the wounds required the students to think outside the box in order to properly treat, triage and move the "casualty". The folks creating the make-up and moulage were outstanding. In summary, a completely professional staff, providing high-quality and realistic training. Our team certainly benefited from this training and all the teammates I spoke to had nothing but good things to say about the venue, staff, equipment and training. Once again, thank you very much for hosting us.

Very Respectfully,

"A Federal Law Enforcement Officer" (name withheld due to confidentiality)