1-day Emergency Medical Response for Firearms Instructors and Range Safety Officers Course
Course # TRFI.0930.5 (8-hour Course)
Certified by the Illinois Department of Health
Site Code # 080587E1211AC
Michigan MCOLES Approved Course
(Approved by the Michigan Commission on LE Standards)
Missouri POST Certified Course
(Accredited by the St. Louis County & Municipal Police Academy)
National Rifle Association (NRA) Approved Course
(Approved for 8-hours of instructor continuing education credits)
Endorsed by the following professional organizations:
- Action Target Training Academy
- Indiana SWAT Officer's Association (ISOA)
- International LE Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA)
*This is a DUAL certificate training course. Students that successfully complete this course will also receive a 2nd training certificate for completing the Stop the Bleed Program.*
Course Description: This 1-day training course focuses on providing firearms instructors and range safety officers with the skills and knowledge on how to develop emergency medical action plans for response to medical emergencies on the range.
Firearms instructors and range safety officers have one of the toughest jobs in training. They have to be able to deliver teaching points and student performance objectives during live-fire courses - all while controlling a safe training environment.
Unfortunately, even in training, injuries occur. The possibility of injuries occurring during training vary from twisted ankles during dynamic drills, to bee stings, hypothermia and heat stroke, to serious traumatic injuries received from projectile splashback off steel targets and gunshot wounds.
Emergency medical services may not always be readily available or may not have timely access to the training site when injuries occur.
Being able to identify various types of injuries and knowing how to administer emergency medical aid may keep you and your students alive until advanced medical care is available.
Using techniques designed for and proven by the U.S. military, this course introduces firearms instructors and range safety officers to pre-incident planning, preparation, and provision of basic, effective, initial medical care for themselves and others.
Knowing how to identify a serious injury and taking action within the first few minutes of being injured are critical.
Ultimately, surviving a serious injury before help arrives may be up to you! Don't wait until someone gets injured at your range before you consider implementing an Emergency Medical Action Plan (EMAP). Proactive training is the key to being prepared!
The following topics will be covered:
and survival mindset.
Individual and team applications.
Legal issues and considerations.
Equipment selection and purchase.
- Basic anatomy and physiology.
- Medication consumption awareness.
- Bee stings and allergic reactions.
- Heat stroke and UV exposure awareness.
- Hydration related issues.
- Mechanisms of injury.
- Ballistics and gunshot injuries.
- Pathophysiology of penetrating trauma wounds.
- Pathophysiology of blunt trauma injuries.
- Tactical Emergency Casualty Care overview. (TECC)
- Wound assessment - primary, secondary and ongoing.
- Basic airway management techniques.
- Transport considerations - Casevac vs. Medivac
- Proper application of pressure dressings - Olaes and Israeli Bandage Dressings (IBD).
- Proper application of tourniquets - CAT, SWAT-T, SOF-T.
- Hemostatic dressings and wound packing.
- Chest seals and treatment of pneumothorax.
- Emergency medical communications.
- Developing first aid kits for your training site.
- Developing personal carry first aid kits.
- Skill-set evaluation scenarios at the end of class.
Course duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Course tuition: $ 150.00 (Course only) or $ 245.00 with student issued Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) included
Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) includes:
- CAT Tourniquet
- HyFin Vent Chest Seal kit for entry and exit wounds.
- 4" Israeli Battle Dressing (IBD)
- H&H compressed wound packing gauze.
- 2" roll of heavy duty medical tape.
- Re-sealable ITW X-Proof combat bag.
- (1) pair of medical rubber gloves.
- EMT cloth cutting shears.
- All primary IFAK components are NSN registered parts.
- $ 100.00 kit retail value!
Course student limit: 20
requirements: Notepad and pen, comfortable clothing suitable for hands-on training.
Recommended personal equipment: Bring the medical kit you currently use at your range / training site for evaluation.
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