Tactical First Aid and “System Collapse” Medicine
This hands-on class will develop proficiency in basic battlefield medical techniques utilizing the military’s latest “Tactical Combat Casualty Care” protocols.
Students will learn to stop traumatic bleeding from gunshot and knife wounds using the latest pressure bandages, tourniquets, and hemostatic agents. Self care and care under fire will also be addressed.
Students will also learn simple patient assessment techniques, how to treat a sucking chest wound and tension pneumothorax as well as field fracture immobilization and expedient c-spine immobilization. Options for assuring clear airways (including improvised surgical airways) will be practiced.
In addition, students will learn how to treat themselves and families in the event of a long-term breakdown in our current medical system. Wound cleaning and disinfection under field conditions, injection of local anesthesia and wound closure (including minor suturing) will be practiced in our “trauma lab”. If time permits, students will integrate all of these skills in several practical scenarios.
Information about what types of drugs to stockpile for natural disasters or a collapse in the health care system will be discussed, along with methods for legally acquiring those pharmaceuticals. The instructor will also discuss what items should be included in a comprehensive medical kit and how to improvise those items in an austere environment.
Class Length: 1-2 Days
Tactical Handgun Level 1
This is the next logical step for those who have taken a basic concealed carry class (or the equivalent) and are looking to refine your skills and practice in a more realistic context.
The course will cover:
– Advanced trigger control concepts
– Drawing the weapon from concealment
– Tactical Marksmanship
– Malfunction clearances
– Shooting while moving
– Proper use of cover
– Reliable firearm and 2 extra magazines/speedloaders
– Quality belt holster that is sturdy enough to allow one-handed reholstering
– Eye and ear protection
– 300 rounds of ammunition
Prerequisites- Basic handgun training class (CCW, NRA, or the equivalent). You must know how to operate your gun!
Class length: 1 day
Combat experience shows that the majority of both civilian and law enforcement defensive encounters end up with one or both parties fighting from the ground. Acknowledging this fact, Active Response Training offers an innovative ground defense class. This ground combative system will allow you to learn the skills necessary to defend yourself in the worst case scenario when a violent criminal forces you to the ground. This is not a sport Jiu Jitsu or wrestling class. Students will learn simple, effective combat techniques that will allow them to overwhelm their adversaries and facilitate a rapid escape.
Topics covered include: ground defense positions, kicking and striking from the ground, empty hand lethal force techniques, escaping from the mount and guard positions, and choke defenses. Students will also learn how to deploy edged weapons from a grounded position and how to defend against both firearms and edged weapons on the ground.
Class Length: From 4 hours to 3 days depending on material covered.
“The Explosive Threat: Recognizing, Detecting, and Neutralizing the Terrorist Bomber”
Do some research on terrorist and active shooter events both domestically and worldwide. There is a growing trend. Terrorists and Active Shooters use bombs to increase their body count.
Did you know that majority of terrorist events that have occurred in the United States have been bombings? Did you know that many of the more famous active shooter events also involved bombs? This trend is only likely to increase as terrorists implement the expertise and tactics they have learned on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. In today’s ever-hostile environment, knowledge about explosive devices has become critical for both police officers and aware citizens.
In this 4-hour class you will learn about:
– Basic explosive characteristics
– Terrorist Bomb Designs
– Improvised Explosive Devices
– How to search a building or vehicle for bombs
– Response tactics for dealing with a suicide bomber
– A de-brief of recent terrorist bombing incidents
– Safe standoff and evacuation distances
– How active shooters add to their body count with bombs
– How to recognize precursor chemicals used to make homemade bombs
– How to avoid secondary devices
– Tactics of the Terrorist Bomber
The class will be a combination of lecture, video analysis, and group practical exercises. You will see video of numerous actual bombing incidents for debriefing. Additionally, video of individual detonations of each type of commonly-used explosive will be shown. After the lecture/video de-brief we will conduct some group practical scenario training exercises (bomb searches and dealing with suicide bombers) to further reinforce the knowledge you’ve obtained.
Class Length: 4 hours