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Introduction to Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
This course represents the foundational curriculum in a series of courses sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s, National Training and Education Division, developed by The George Washington University and its partners. It is designed for all levels of providers: citizens who become a first care provider, police officers, fire and EMS professionals, hospital based first receivers and all those comprised in the TECC Chain of Survival.
This course provides an overview of civilian high threat medical principles that can be applied by all first care and medical providers during active acts of violence and intentional mass casualty events, such as an active shooter, detonation of explosives, or use of fire as a weapon. The goal is to better prepare our nation’s communities to respond to atypical incidents that involve mass-casualties and preserve life.
The training challenges some long-standing principles of emergency response, and establishes a platform from which to build additional knowledge and skills.
Completion of this introductory course is required prior to participating in any of the other courses specifically designed for your role as a first responder. All other courses in this series are delivered in person, are based on your experience and professional scope of practice, and include practical hands on skills practice.
For information about additional FEMA training, visit www.training.fema.gov.