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Trauma + Force on Force
March 9 @ 8:00 am - March 10 @ 5:00 pm
Civilian Medical I + Force-on-Force
Civilian Medical I prepares students to render emergency medical first aid in the event of a serious injury or casualty. Force on force training is designed to put people in scenarios where they do not know what the roles of the others in the scenarios are.
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (both days)
Classroom Time: 6 Hours
Practicals Time: 10 Hours
Clothing Requirement: Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting stained red and or very dirty (Plan to throw these clothes away). You may want to bring a change of clothes for after the class.
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY: NO REAL FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION ANYWHERE IN
THE SCENARIO AREAS. ALL INDIVIDUALS ARE SUBJECT TO PAT DOWNS.
This class is for civilian students that understand the world is a dangerous place. Medical skills are imperative to round out an individual skill set. Whether reacting to a household accident, the aftermath of an active killer incident, bombing or another traumatic incident we will ensure that you are prepared to react. This is not a basic first aid class and only covers traumatic injuries and treatments.
*This class is not for those with weak stomachs. Disturbing videos and imagery are used.
Civilian Medical 1 discusses
- Situational treatment strategies and phases of care.
- Medical protocols
- How to assess and treat symptoms common in traumatic injuries, such as:
- Massive hemorrhaging
- Head Injury / Hypothermia
- Proper application of tourniquets.
- Wound packing Discussion and recommendations for trauma kits
*No invasive treatments are taught in this class, such as:
- Needle thoracostomy
- Nasopharyngeal airway
- Cricothyroidotomy Etc.
The class consists of lecture, practical exercises and scenario train where students will put their skills into mock practice on fellow classmates and instructors.
Minimum age of 18 years old. This is a medical class and there will be touching during treatment practical exercises and scenarios. Please keep this in mind.
We will briefly recap from Level I and Level II:
- Drawing from concealment
- Trigger Reset
Level III Covers
- Force on Force
- Medical Response
Force on force training is designed to put people in scenarios where they do not know what the roles of the others in the scenarios are. The best way to get the most out of this is to simply react to the stimulus in the scenario
Persons will be taken into a room where the instructor and or RSO will give them their ‘rolls’ to play. Actors are encouraged to play out their role as ‘real world’ as possible, if you are told you’re a drunk, act it out, If you are told you’re a bank robber play the best bank robber you can play. Yelling and screaming is also encouraged as it gives the scenarios a much more real life fell.
This is called force on force for a reason. You may be ‘shot’, ‘stabbed’, pushed or even taken to the ground. However, if you are playing a role requiring you to ‘attack’ someone be mindful of that person and do not try to hurt them. If you are asked to take someone to the ground don’t body slam them but just wrestle them as gently as you can to the ground. If you feel the need to push someone away do so gently and if you are pushed dramatize it and take several steps back. Pull punches and be nice to your classmates. We want to make it real but we also don’t want anyone to get hurt.
- All participates should go into every scenario with ‘empty pockets’ no real knives, firearms (of course), live ammo, keys etc. Anything that could cause bodily harm should not be anywhere on your person.
- We will be using high-velocity airsoft guns to simulate real firearms.
- We will be using plastic knives to simulate edge weapons
- Any other items inserted into the scenario will be non-lethal Example: plastic bat
- Protective gear must be worn at all times by all persons in the scenario area
- ALL persons in the scenario area are role players or bystanders EXCEPT anyone wearing a yellow vest, these are the instructors, RSO’s and camera people. They are considered to be invisible in the scenario.
- All scenarios will end at the Instructor saying “END EX” Meaning end the exercise.
You will need to bring a sack lunch (I will have a large cooler full of water)