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"The concept of emergency medical support should be considered by every SWAT team as an investment in the well-being of its members. Lives are at stake. The value of having and training an emergency medical support team is immeasurable."

Heiskell, L.E., Tang, D.H., Tactical Emergency Medical Support of Law Enforcement Special Operations Teams. SWAT Magazine, February 1996

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ISTM TAC-MED

Our missions dedicated to one fundamental goal: Officer Survival . For that reason our objective is to teach our students the fundamentals of tactical operations in conjunction with the integration and application of operational emergency medicine. With this body of knowledge and skills, graduates will be able to effectively integrate with a tactical team or security detail as a tactically safe provider. What you learn during the training could save your life or the lives of others.

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The International School of Tactical Medicine home office is located in Rancho Mirage, California. We offer a dynamic and complete Tactical Medicine educational training program. Since the inception of the program in 1996 more than 2500 graduates from over 1400 different agencies have completed the training.

Clients include the US Military,U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, Department of Defense Contractors and many state and local Law Enforcement, Fire Department and EMS agencies. Our clients also include many agencies from Canada, Europe and around the world.

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The ISTM faculty is comprised of physicians and law-enforcement professionals. All physicians are residency trained-board certified in their specialty, published authors, hold faculty appointments at teaching hospitals and medical schools and are engaged in the full time practice of emergency medicine, surgery and critical care medicine. In addition, they are tactically trained and sworn law enforcement officers and serve as tactical physicians on SWAT teams. The law-enforcement faculty are experienced police officers that are firearms and tactical instructors.

Our training facility in Northern California (Sacramento)  provides unlimited logistical support of all courses with classrooms, range facilities and unique locations for scenario training.

Our tactical medicine training program offers a 2-week 80 hours plus comprehensive didactic tactical medicine curriculum, which uniquely integrates both medical and tactical education, hands on training, firearms instruction and personalized attention. Learning the concepts of tactical medicine is enhanced by scenario based teaching. To ensure the maximum learning benefit both modules should be taken consecutively.

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