These training courses are an effort to bring to the best of practical TCCC to the arena of civilian first aid response. The basic CCW or first responder citizen has had training in using their weapon to defend themselves or others but does not have any more than the minimum in medical aid training or experience, if any at all.
This training is a streamlining of the LE/Military “Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)”, which is the medical training that U.S. troops are currently taught to save lives on the battlefield. It is the combination of good medicine with good tactics. Also note, the mindset for these procedures are not to necessarily save someone’s life, but to prevent them from dying long enough to receive hospital level care. This is a very basic introduction. Due to the live fire nature of this course in a pair or small unit, you must have completed advanced firearms training.
Treatable Combat Injuries in which we can make a difference
a. Exsanguination – Bleeding Out (29 seconds and up)
b. Obstructed Airway
c. Tension Pneumothorax
Day 1 (Range, 9 hrs) Individual, Partner, and Team tactics to suppress the fight, provide self-aid, buddy aid and team aid to victims of a violent force incident such as an active shooter.
– Exercises will focus on equipment and kit setup, movement with firearms (entry, over watch, bounding), communications (silent, verbal, radio), use of the personal IFAK, self aid, buddy aid and team aid scenarios. Extrication of team mates with drags, carries, and litters in a hostile environment. Appropriate medical aid while both under fire and in a secure cover location.
Day 2 (Range, 9 hrs) Partner and Team tactics to access, locate, treat and extricate wounded individual(s). Expanded scenarios with multiple rooms, buildings, vehicle and open spaces with both partner, and team operations.
-Exercises will continue to focus on movement with firearms, entry tactics, communications and appropriate medical aid techniques while both under fire and in a secure cover location.
Battle Belt, Plate Carrier, or CCW Carry rig
300+ rounds of handgun ammunition
3 magazines minimum
Hat with visor
Eye and Ear protection
Lunch and/or snacks/Water
Knee or elbow pads
Other items based upon personal preference
California legal centerfire rifle (AR, AK, other)
3 magazines minimum
300+ rounds of rifle ammunition
Magazines – carry method of choice
Sling (2 point preferred, single point ok)