Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:28

Oswego Firefighters Hosts Tactical Practitioner Training

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EMT’s and Paramedics from across the Northeast and Canada have converged on Oswego, New York for the tactical practitioner training program, offered by SOARescue from Charlotte, NC.

Tactical medicine is out-of-hospital care given in hostile situations by specially trained practitioners, such as Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

This training course includes 32-hours of prerequisite online training as well as 50-hours of on the ground classroom and physical training above and beyond that of a standard EMT or Paramedic. The program’s objective is to expose students to many of the situations that tactical medical providers may find themselves in, as part of a law enforcement tactical team. The program offers advanced medical concepts and skills in austere environments.

The course runs Monday through Friday at the Oswego Fire Department in Oswego, New York.

On Thursday, April 18 the group will be conducting practical skills training at the High School Pool and the high angle training tower in Scriba, NY.

Open to the media. Contact Captain Conzone for more information on access for video throughout the week and on Thursday’s practical skills sessions.

“Training and equipping law enforcement and first responders with life-saving medical skills and equipment is a critical part of the response to the great challenges that are coming to our nation. This is an area with enormous potential for saving lives, and the good folks at SOARescue have established themselves as leaders and innovators in this vital endeavor.” - - - Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Author of On Combat and On Killing

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