Law Enforcement/First Responder Tactical Casualty Care (LEFR-TCC)

Description: LEFR-TCC teaches public safety first responders including police, other law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders the basic medical care interventions that will help save an injured responder's life until EMS practitioners can safely enter a tactical scene. It combines the principles of PHTLS and TCCC, and meets the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus document and TECC guidelines.

LEFR-TCC is designed for basic life support providers or non-medically trained first responders.

Length: 8 hours including realistic practical scenarios

Approved for 8 hours of EMS Continuing Education through CECBEMS

Target Audience: Military, Paramedics, TEMS/SWAT Medics, Emergency Medical Technicians, Security Officers, Police Officers/Law Enforcement, Firefighters, School police

Upon completion of the course participants will:
  • Understand the rationale for immediate steps for hemorrhage control (including external hemorrhage control, direct pressure and wound packing, early use of tourniquet for severe hemorrhage, internal hemorrhage control by rapid evacuation, and transportation to major hospital/trauma center.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate application of a tourniquet to the arm and leg.  
  • Describe the progressive strategy for controlling hemorrhage.Describe appropriate airway control techniques and devices
  • Demonstrate the correct application of a topical hemostatic dressing (combat gauze).
  • Recognize the tactically relevant indicators of shock.