Rescue Task Force: 8 Hours


About the course

Triage Training Group presents an 8-hour Rescue Task Force (RTF) training program, specifically designed to prepare first responders for effectively addressing active shooter/hostile events (ASHE) and mass casualty incidents (MCIs) in a variety of locations such as schools, hospitals, airports, military bases, court buildings, and other public spaces. With increasing occurrences of such events in both urban and rural areas, involving various weapons and tactics, it is crucial for first responders to be well-equipped and trained.

This comprehensive program is tailored to integrate first responders (EMS/Fire) alongside law enforcement officers, providing a coordinated response to rapidly evolving ASHE/MCIs. The goal is to mitigate these incidents effectively, ensuring timely, effective, and safe aid to save lives. The training emphasizes the necessity of a unified response and recovery plan, highlighting the importance of cross-training among law enforcement, Fire/EMS, and 911 telecommunications.

Key aspects of the RTF training include:

  1. Guidelines, Procedures, and Tactics: Establishing effective strategies for law enforcement and EMS/Fire to work together in ASHE/MCIs, focusing on lifesaving interventions to maximize patient survivability.
  2. Point of Injury Care: Rapid deployment of first responders to provide immediate care in warm zones, balancing risk with the urgency of treating survivable wounds in hazardous conditions.
  3. RTF and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Concepts: Training all responders in RTF operations and lifesaving techniques, with law enforcement providing security during MCIs.
  4. Integration of Law Enforcement with Fire/EMS: Ensuring that officers act as security escorts, facilitating the Fire/EMS team's operations under austere conditions.
  5. Comprehensive Training on RTF Operations: Covering command and control, medical triage and treatment, team movement and tactics, use of PPE, and maintaining situational awareness in high-stress environments.
  6. Interactive Classroom Instruction and Hands-On Scenarios: Engaging participants with experienced subject matter experts, providing practical, real-world simulation exercises.
  7. Course Outline: Including history of active shooter events, understanding of RTF roles and responsibilities, basic medical triage (MARCH assessment), techniques for rescuing injured victims, treatment of gunshot and blast injuries, evacuation procedures, and emergency response communication.

Through this 8-hour RTF training, Triage Training Group aims to equip first responders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to effectively respond to active shooter and hostile events, ensuring the safety and rapid evacuation of victims, and enhancing overall response capabilities.


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