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How to become a tactical EMT

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Ive tried googling tactical ems but i can only find either classes that happened years ago or classes on the other side of the country( I live in Michigan) Does anyone know of any classes? Id prefer to keep it to EMT-B since im already going for my license, i dont  reallly want to be a paramedic.

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The tactical EMS position for our local tactical team is actually held by a local medical doctor who actually trains with the tactical unit. So what I would likely say is that you should seek any additional medical training along the way. I recommend getting as much EMT training as you can. I fortunately found a training where I became a Red Cross Instructor, which allows me the ability to instruct any course that the Red Cross offers. Think outside of the box and try and separate yourself from everyone with specialized trainings, especially for a position as specific as that.

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Most of the tactical EMS's I have run across around here are also LEO's with either EMT or more likely paramedic training as well, you might want to check with the local agencies and see if their tactical EMS's are also LEO's

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I've always wanted to be a 'police medic'... I know the LA County Sheriff's Dept. has a special EMS unit.


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i think it would be an awesome chance to work with some very interesting and exciting people and i can contiune to advance my career as a Firefighter/EMT

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NYPD ESU has a tac medic program. All 350 members of ESU are state certified EMT-Ds. About 30 of them are paramedics. These guys were sent down to Fort Bragg to train with the military and complete their combat medic program. After completion they are oufitted with a complete mdeicla kit/backpack. They are available on regular patrol and can respond to any officer down job as well as bring up the rear on any search warrant. However they are also all cops, no civilians.

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jellis23, I'm in Michigan also and last I knew any tactical team in Michigan (and I could be wrong) just has one of the ambulance companies (or local fire) standing by staging a block or 2 away if needed.  Detroit MAY have a Tactical EMT, but with budget problems all over the state I would be really surprised if any dept. has one on staff. 

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Our SWAT team has a S.E.A.L.S. (Special Events Advanced Life Support) unit, which consists of team members with emergency medical skills. We are all EMT-B's or higher, with several of us employed by ambulance services as a side job as well. But we are LEO's first, the medic thing is just another asset. We are a part of the entry team and perform the same functions as any other member, just with specialized skills in another area as well.

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Hello


I teach ems and am putting together a TEMS program to serve Northern California agencies.. not ONLY LEO but Fire/EMS as well. A cadre of us teach at our community college utilizing the POST TEMS ciricullum. Our course offers college units.. CEU's and at some point POST certs.


 


POST approval for the course means LEO only EMT-B or higher... but we are starting out with a TEMS EMR course.. because as you know most police officers have minimal first responder training. For us it will be  a 3 year process to brings teams up to EMTB or EMTP levels.. because of the amount of time/cost involved.


 


In our case we only allow AGENCY SPONSORED personnel.. because of the support that TEMS personnel must have to continue the progra. It also requires huge inter-agency cooperation to have non-sworn med personnel go through a familarity TEMS course with LEO's... the two dont naturally mix.. but can work in concert together


 


There are TEMS schools for NON LEOS (agency affiliated on a case by case basis).. a good one is in Palm Springs, CA


 


The training isnt cheap... good luck


 


Google TEMS,POST and the course will come up...

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