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Tom Perroni
June 3rd, 2010, 10:06 PM
Tactical Combat Casualty Care Under Fire Course

Commonwealth Criminal Justice Academy Tactical Medical Training Cadre is pleased to announce that we will be teaching a (2 DAY) TCCC under Fire (Tactical Combat Casualty Care Under Fire) course. This course will be taught using the SOCOM standard.

This course will be taught by current SOF Medics (18D / Ranger Medics) and Current High Threat Contractor and SWAT Medics with real world experience. All of who are also State and or National Registry Certified EMT’S.

Date: July 24-25, 2010 starting @ 8:00am

Cost: $500.00 (Each student will receive the current RANGER MEDIC handbook)

Equipment Requirements: “Blow Out Kit “or Medical Bag, Stethoscope, BP Cuff, Pen Light, EMT Shears, Gloves, Eye Protection.(Equipment can be loaned to the student with prior notice.)

“Blow Out Kit’s” will be available for purchase at the course. $50.00 w/o clotting agent

Ammunition Requirements: 200 rounds Carbine 100 rounds of Handgun

Gear: Rifle / Carbine M4, AR-15, M16, AK-47,Tactical Sling,(3) 30 Round Magazines, Magazine pouch, Handgun in Semi-auto Strong side holster, 3 Magazines, Magazine pouch, Handheld Light / pouch, Spare Batteries, Knee Pads, Water and Snacks, Wrap Around Eye Protection (clear) Ear Protection (electronic muffs recommended) Baseball style hat, Gloves, Weapons Lube & tools, spare parts or spare firearms.

Who should take this course?

• Military Personnel who will be deploying to a Semi or Non permissive environment
• High Threat Contractors deploying to a Semi or Non permissive environment
• PPS/EP/PSD Protection Specialist / Law Enforcement / Private Security Personnel

Who can take this course?

This course is “Open Enrollment” Basic Handgun & M4/ Carbine skills are necessary. No previous medical training or medical experience is necessary to take this course.

This TCCC course is the companion course to PHTLS for the military and for the warriors who are preparing to be deployed in support of combat operations. Casualty care in this setting must be the best possible combination of good medicine and good small-unit tactics. The critical thinking skills of the individual as both a tactical operator and a medical provider must be brought into play. The specifics of casualty care in the tactical setting will depend on the tactical situation, the injuries sustained by the casualty, and the management of the trauma patient.

Within this educational program is emphasis on the need to rely on critical thinking and a strong base of knowledge to modify the care of the patient as required by the situation, the condition of the patient, the knowledge and skill of the provider, and the resources available at the time the care is needed. This is otherwise known the “Art and Science” of trauma care.

In the combat environment, the situation is very different from the civilian environment, the knowledge and skills of the first responder (who may not be a medic or a corpsman), and the medical equipment at hand dictate the specifics of casualty care in this setting. This is in contrast to an Emergency Department setting where the patient IS the mission; on the battlefield care of casualties sustained is only PART of the mission. TCCC recognizes this fact and structures its guidelines to accomplish three primary goals:

1) Treat the casualty
2) Prevent additional casualties
3) Complete the mission

In the combat environment many challenges exist that will affect patient care. Although the principles of trauma care must be carried out, the preferences used may change significantly. The TCCC program was developed to customize the principles of good trauma care for successful use on the battlefield.

For more information or to register for the course contact: Tom Perroni
Office # (540) 322-3000 or E-MAIL: ccjatraining@gmail.com Web Site: www.ccjatraining.com

June 8th, 2010, 09:13 AM
Oh man, this sounds great. I had a PHTLS course when I was an EMT, as this was a must living near an intersection with many high speed, multiple MVAs. But, the combat focus of your TCCC course would be something completely new and challenging to me. However, I'll be in MT, trying to avoid bears during my hiking adventure.

I hope some MDShooters take this course and provide some decent AARs and pics. I want to attend if it's offered in the future.

Tom Perroni
June 11th, 2010, 07:31 PM
Who is interested?

Les Gawlik
June 11th, 2010, 08:24 PM
I am. Dave and Will are probables. I will confirm in the next few days.

June 11th, 2010, 09:22 PM
Mr. Perroni, definitely interested in the course will talk to you more about it sometime during the PPS course on the 14th.