Action Training Systems Releases New Title: Active Shooter Response
Action Training Systems (ATS), producer of award-winning firefighter, EMS, and industrial fire brigade training programs, is releasing a new title in its Incident Command & Management (ICM) series: Fire/EMS: Active Shooter Response.
With the increasing number of active shooter or criminal mass casualty incidents, it is more important than ever for emergency personnel to train together and to operate with a coordinated and integrated response during these events. In response, best practices now include Fire/EMS personnel forming “rescue teams” with law enforcement to enter what are considered “warm zones”. These new protocols allow for the rapid extraction of victims and critical life-saving interventions to begin sooner.
This title presents specific recommendations and guidelines for Fire & EMS personnel who may respond to a criminal mass casualty incident. Training objectives include:
- Introducing Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) principles and practices
- Describing pre-incident planning and recommendations for standard operating procedures
- Describing best response practices
- Demonstrating TECC skills (such as tourniquet application and use of hemostatic agents)
- Demonstrating techniques for casualty evacuation
This title teaches to NFPA Standards, including NFPA 1500: Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program, NFPA 1561: Emergency Services Incident Management System and Command Safety, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Guidelines (TECC) and FEMA/U.S. Fire Administration’s “Operational Considerations & Guide for Active Shooter & MCI’s”
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