Tactical Emergency Medical Provider - Salisbury NC

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury NC

Tactical Emergency Medical Provider

Dates:                              22 July 2022 – 28 November 2022


Days:                              Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday


Times:                            0800-1700 (may vary)


Course Hours:                 160


Location:                          See outline below


Cost:                              $125 per module (Fire/Law/EMS/Rescue personnel fee exempt)

                                      One time supply fee $350 (scholarships are available at https://www.rccc.edu/corporatecontinuing/continuing-education-scholarship-request/ or https://www.rccc.edu/corporatecontinuing/geer-scholarship/


Pre-Requisites:               1) NC or National EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic

                                      2) Sponsor letter of support from EMS or law enforcement provider


Course:                          Contract # - see below    Datatel     see below


Text:                              Jones & Bartlett – Tactical Medicine Essentials – ISBN: 9780763778217 (required)


Lead Instructors:            Scott Zeman, Sheriff Department Captain, SRT/SWAT Commander/Operator, Civil Emergency Response Team Leader, Marine Corp Veteran

John Beall, EMS Sergeant, NRP, Paramedic, Tactical Medic, Army Veteran


Registration:                   Students must contact alan.thompson@rccc.edu to receive registration link. Sponsor letter or letter of support from EMS or law enforcement provider should be sent to this email as well.




Course Description:


The course is designed to prepare emergency medical service providers for the role of tactical medic. The program will be physically and psychologically intense. Students will learn skills specific to the role of tactical medical provider while gaining an operational level awareness of tactical team operations. The course is a traditional seated course with web supported material requiring additional study. Students successfully completing the course are eligible (not required) to sit for the IBSC Tactical Paramedic Exam (TP-C) at their expense.



Course Outline


Module 1 (4 days – 32 hours) (7/22/22 – 7/25/22) (Bldg. N 110 rooms 211, 119, 119A) (room 122 & 124 mat rooms not available 7/25/22) R25 Reservation 2022-AAPLVS

Contract 2202284 Datatel TBD

            Chapter 1        History and Role of the Tactical Medical Provider

            Chapter 4        Equipment of the Tactical Medical Provider

            Chapter 7        Medical Intelligence and Support

            Chapter 11      Tactical Patient Assessment

            Chapter 16      Extraction and Evacuation

            Other               Fitness

            Other               Medical Threat Assessments

            Other               Cooper physical assessment

            Other               TECC


Module 2 (4 days – 32 hours) 8/19/22-8/22/22) Bldg. N110 Room 204 & Cabarrus County Sheriff Range) R25 Reservation 2022-AAPLVV

Contract 2202285 Datatel TBD

            Chapter 3        SWAT Unit Essentials

            Chapter 5        Firearms Safety and Marksmanship

            Other               Fitness

            Other               Firearms module and qualification, range

            Other               Noise-flash distraction devices


Module 3 (4 days – 32 hours) (9/23/22-9/26/22) (Bldg. N110 Rooms 230, 122, 124 – mat room not available 9/26/22) R25 Reservation 2022-AAPLVW)

Contract 2202286 Datatel TBD

            Chapter 6        Conventional Threats and Weapons

            Chapter 8        Self-Defense and Close Quarters Battle

            Chapter 9        Operational Tactics

            Other               Fitness

            Other               Tactical Movement

            Other               CQB /SCAT

Chapter 18      Torso Injuries

            Chapter 19      Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries

            Chapter 22      Environmental Emergencies



Module 4 (4 days – 32 hours) (10/28/22-10/31/22) (Bldg. N110 room 204) R25 Reservation 2022-AAPLVX

Contract 2202287 Datatel TBD

            Chapter 10      Types of SWAT Callouts

            Other               K-9 Care and Management

            Chapter 20      Extremity Injuries

            Chapter 21      Soft Tissue Injuries

            Other               Tactical movement

            Other               Fitness

            Other               Remote Assessment Methodology

Other               Use of Force Continuum

            Other               Legal Issues for Tactical Teams


Module 5 (4 days – 32 hours) (11/18/22-11/21/22) (Bldg. N110 rooms 204, 119, 119A, 122, 124) R25 reservation 2022-AAPLVZ

Contract 2202288 Datatel TBD

            Chapter 12      Controlling Bleeding

            Chapter 13      Basic Airway Management

            Chapter 14      Advanced Airway Management

            Chapter 15      Shock Management

            Chapter 17      Ballistics, Blast, and Less-Lethal Weapons Injuries

            Other               Chemical Munitions

Other               Conducted Electrical Weapons

            Other               Fitness

            Chapter 2        Safety and Wellness of the Tactical Medical Provider

Chapter 26      Challenges in Tactical Medicine

            Other               Fitness

            Other               Tactical Movement

            Chapter 23      Medications in the Tactical Environment

            Chapter 24      Weapons of Mass Destruction

            Chapter 25      Hazardous Materials and Clandestine Drug Labs


Tactical Emergency Medical Provider


Required Equipment: Students must bring the following items to class (firearms may NOT be brought to campus…they are to be brought to the range only on designated days)

  • Water source (hydration device, canteen, etc.)
  • Basic life support medical kit/pouch (tourniquet, bandages, basic airway, stethoscope)
  • Ballistic helmet
  • Body armor (soft, hard, or plates)
  • Tactical load bearing vest or other tactical vest
  • Ear protection
  • Eye protection
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Handgun chambered in 9 mm (only bring to range on designated days)
  • Three handgun magazines with pouches
  • Handgun holster (thigh or hip required…no shoulder holsters are permitted)
  • Wet weather gear
  • Cold weather gear
  • Multi-tool


Equipment Supplied by College


  • 9mm handguns may be available for use
  • Carbine when required .223/5.56mm
  • Gas masks
  • Ammunition (purchased with student fee)



Opportunity Date: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 08:00 to Monday, November 28, 2022 - 17:00
Statewide (No County)
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