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Free Trainging: Mass Casualty Emergency Care

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 casualty. 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. 

Download the video HERE and the PowerPoint HERE, or simply view the video in the player above.

Send comments and feedback about these training programs to staff@ffsupport.org. Please note that some Windows users may experience problems when downloading compressed files. If you have trouble downloading any of the programs, e-mail peterp@pennwell.com.

About the Firefighters Support Foundation

The Firefighters Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to assisting firefighters and rescue personnel perform their jobs effectively and safely. They also set aside a portion of their funds to aid underfunded agencies and assist families of fallen firefighters.

For more info, go to www.ffsupport.org.

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