Tactical Emergency Medical Service (TEMS)

What is a TEMS EMT and what does it take to become one? Tactical medicine is a specialized and highly discriminating endeavor that requires intensive training, discipline and a unique relationship with law enforcement. High-profile events such as the Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora Movie Theater and countless other active shooter incidents have shifted the way law enforcement operates.

Tactical EMT’s have the primary responsibility of providing medical care to the SWAT team, but their duties extend far beyond that.

Mercyhealth’s Tactical EMS (TEMS) and Tactical Emergency Medical Service (TEMS) Advanced/Refresher courses are designed to provide the tools necessary for a medical provider to be integrated with SWAT operations. As a fully integrated program, TEMS combines classroom with heavy hands-on and simulation training. To receive the training the participant need not have any current affiliation with a specific SWAT team.

Upcoming Courses

Tactical Emergency Medical Service (TEMS)

This course incorporates lectures, practice and scenario-based training. Participants learn foundation principles, practices and skills necessary for providing medical support to law enforcement operations. Emphasis is on medical models and skills effective for supporting special operations teams during high-risk, large-scale and extended operations. Concepts and skills taught are also relevant to all law enforcement operations.

October 24-27, 2017, Janesville, WI

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For registration questions, contact the National Tactical Officers Association at (800) 279-9127


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