Northampton Police Department, Northampton MA
The Western Region Homeland Security Council is funding Officer Down Rescue Train-the-Trainer Re-certification Course
The 2-day class is a re-certification course, applicable to SWAT, tactical team members, EMT’s, patrol supervisors and trainers in general who wish to understand, utilize and present to others the concepts for creating highly effective extrication methods for removing other law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMT’s and civilians from situations where the likelihood of death may occur.
This course will be taught with the law enforcement instructor in mind. Tactics, though applicable to all law enforcement, will be presented in a format suitable for those that will leave the class and return to their respective agencies intent on teaching the same strategies and skills.
This course will examine several actual officer down incidents with a focus on what went right, what went wrong and what could have been done to improve the ability of the street officers to effect a safe rescue.
OFD IIIThe course will teach, in a hands-on manner, tactics for rescuing a downed public safety officer or civilian in a building, open area or a vehicle.
It will also show several field expedient modes of extracting downed officers such as using patrol cars and other vehicles or tools that are commonly available to patrol officers and detectives during their tour of duty.
The course will cover a review of:
- Buddy Aid and Carry & Drag under live fire conditionsOFD IV
- Self Aid under live fire conditions
- Gas Mask familiarization and weapons deployment while wearing gas masks
- Use of bandage, tourniquet and QuikClot
This is a 3 year certification course
The course will be taught lead by SSR Traffic Safety Consulting in Easthampton, MA. Registration is required. Seating is limited is on a first come first serve basis.
Click here to register and learn more about the course and instructors.