Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

National Association of EMTs

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care was developed by NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee and is based on the guidelines from the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Co-TECC) and the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program. TECC uses lessons learned from our military and applies them to the civilian world of tactical medicine. This 16-hour course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation.

Course Fee: $325

Includes course materials, course completion certificate, and individual first aid kit (IFAK) containing a tourniquet, bandages, and emergency supplies.

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At the core of the TECC program are three distinct phases that have been well-proven by TCCC-trained personnel in the war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. The phases are as follows:

Direct Threat Care – Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.

Indirect Threat Care – Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may resurface at any point.

Evacuation – Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.

Topics include:

  • Hemorrhage control
  • Surgical airway
  • Needle decompression
  • Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments
  • Caring for pediatric patients
  • Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety


TECC focuses on the medicine during these phases of care and provides guidelines for managing trauma in the civilian tactical or hazardous environment. While TECC has a tactical slant, it takes an all-hazards approach to providing care outside the normal operating conditions of most EMS agencies, such as responding to a mass casualty or active shooter event.


This course is intended for first responders including EMTs and Paramedics, firefighters, police, and military personnel. It is also appropriate for individuals who want to be learn self-rescue and first aid for active shooter emergencies.

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Participants receive a certificate of completion from the NAEMT and 16 EMS Continuing Education hours.



Each participant will receive an Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) capable of treating a broad range of injuries including chest wounds and arterial bleeding. The kit contains a SOFT-T tourniquet, compressed gauze, and gloves.  The TECC student textbook is recommended for this course and can be purchased during the registration process.



Proficient demonstration of skills and attendance to all course hours is necessary for course completion.


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