Tactical Combat Care Course Coming To Howell Fire Department

July 11, 2014

Tactical Combat Care Course Coming To Howell Fire Department

7/11/14 - The Howell Fire Department will host a life-saving course modeled after battlefield tactics this month. The National Association of EMT’s will offer its Tactical Combat Casualty Care course at the Howell Fire Department building on Grand River July 19th and 20th. Fire Chief Andy Pless tells WHMI the course was designed so emergency crews can conduct first age and rapid triage in emergency situations with a large number of casualties. He says lessons of the course were created from the experiences of medics in Iraq and Afghanistan, and are described as “down and dirty” medicine to keep people alive long enough to receive proper medical care. The course is offered in America so emergency responders can better handle threats like terrorism, bombings, active shooters, and other situations where there is a large number of casualties. With a price tag of $325 per person and an intensive 23-hour course over two days, the program is mainly intended for emergency service professionals instead of citizens. Pless says the course is already a requirement for Genesee County paramedics, and it may become a requirement in Livingston County in the future. Registration will close on July 16th. For more information, follow the link below. (TD)

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