TECC Success in Danville

On Tuesday, January 26th, NSPA delivered an 8-hr Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) for Fire & EMS Course, which was requested and hosted by the Danville Life Saving Crew. This training was open to any first responders in the region and was attended by nearly 20 participants.

TECC helps participants learn to provide evidence-based medical care for mass casualty victims. The course offers a blended instructional format of both didactic and hands-on training with scenario-based context relating to immediate lifesaving interventions and considerations in a tactical environment. The goal of this course is to teach first responders to save lives while balancing the threats and operational goals during an active violence situation.

Students learn best practices for using bleeding control measures, such as the appropriate/effective use of various types of tourniquets, clotting agents, wound packing, pressure dressings, and other medical supplies and techniques. NSPA offers this course for Fire and EMS, as well as a course specifically for our Law Enforcement partners.

If your agency is interested in hosting one of our TECC courses, please contact Monica McCullough at mmccullough@vaems.org.