Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
The TECC program is based on the principles of TCCC and meets the guidelines established by the Co-TECC. The course teaches civilian tactical EMS; any EMS practitioner called upon to respond to a mass casualty or active shooter event.
- Hemorrhage control
- Surgical airway control and needle decompression
- Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments
- Caring for pediatric patients
- Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety
Materials of Interest
This 2 day course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation.
At the core of the TECC program are three distinct phases that have been well-proven by TCCC-trained personnel in the war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. The phases are as follows:
- Direct Threat Care (Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.)
- Indirect Threat Care (Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may resurface at any point.)
- Evacuation (Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.)
16 hours of CAPCE credit.
NAEMT’s TECC course meets the guidelines established by the Committee on TECC and the updated National Tactical Emergency Medical Support Competency Domains. This course is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.
**CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity after the 6-month claiming period