New Free Mass Casualty Emergency Care Program Available
The Firefighters Support Foundation’s (FSF) newest training program is now available. Mass Casualty Emergency Care address the totally different approach that EMS personnel must take when responding to incidents of mass casualties such as active shooter situations. Unlike a typical accident or call, you will not want to take your jump bag or gurney into these scenes, and you will almost certainly be working alone rather than in pairs. This program shows medical responders how to effectively respond to a mass shooting or bombing, among other disasters,
This program presents the basics of Tactical Casualty Combat Care (TCCC), an approach developed in combat zones over the last decade that has saved thousands of lives. It describes the basic operating tactics of TCCC, why traditional EMS responses are inappropriate, the gear and supplies you will need (which are not expansive), and the basic medical approach that will save the most lives in these situations. It also demonstrates how you will be working with law enforcement at these dynamic scenes, often integrated into an armed escort team.
The program consists of a 40-minute video presentation and an accompanying 60-slide PowerPoint. The presenter is a commander of an major state police SWAT team, who has instituted TCCC in his team and taught it widely.
The program is free to all members of public safety and emergency management agencies. Simply go to www.ffsupport.org to download your copy.
About the Firefighters Support Foundation
The Firefighters Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to assisting firefighters, emergency management, EMS, and Search & Rescue personnel perform their jobs effectively and safely. We also set aside a portion of our funds to aid underfunded agencies and assist families of fallen firefighters.
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Last year the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) hosted an Executive Session attended by police leadership with experience managing public safety for large events within their jurisdiction. While the published forum report……“Managing Major Events: Best Practices from the Field”……is a year old; this collection of first-person accounts of the handling of these events still makes for interesting reading. Municipal police chiefs and deputy chiefs discuss both good and bad decisions made during their response to events like hurricane Katrina, the Minneapolis bridge collapse, large high-profile sporting events, and several political and international events. Recommendations based on lessons learned include handling the media, the problem of mass arrests, use of live video feeds for decision support, responding to violent vs. non-violent protestors, and the use of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). A copy of the forum report is available at http://policeforum.org/dotAsset/1491727.pdf
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No cost first responder training programs (video and a PowerPoint presentation)
Includes mass care, scene size-ups, bombs, mass shootings, meth labs, CISM, etc.
We produce our own first-responder-specific training programs on critical issues and distribute them free of charge to these professions nationwide. Our programs have been used by agencies at every level of government in the country. Many of our programs address advanced topics or topics that are not often covered. Others reinforce the basics, with the particular twists that our instructors impart.
Programs are developed and taught by academy-level instructors with significant experience in their fields. Our training programs are designed to be used by both individual service members and by agency trainers. Our training programs generally include a video and a PowerPoint presentation. We currently offer over 20 programs in four areas: core subjects, emerging issues, advanced topics and mental wellness.
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