This course is designed to provide comprehensive training to students on self-aid and casualty care in a dynamic environment. The two-day intensive course is divided into two parts, focusing on pistol and carbine use, individual skills, and advancing to casualty care for both individuals and small teams.
Course Purpose: The primary objective of this course is to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively perform self-aid and casualty care in a dynamic environment. The course emphasizes the use of GLOCK 19/17, AR15, and AK47 firearms and ammunition, including 9mm, 5.56mm, and 7.62 rounds.
Weapons & Ammunition: Students will use GLOCK 19/17, AR15, and AK47 firearms, and will need to bring their ammunition – 9mm (200 rounds), 5.56mm (200 rounds), and 7.62 (200 rounds).
Methods of Teaching: This course will use theoretical and practical exercises to teach students. The lectures will be held in the classroom and on the shooting range, and equipment will be provided for training.
Skill Pre-requisites: Prior experience with firearms or CFC, tactical/carbine courses, and tactical gear such as sturdy/tactical belts, tactical or combat clothing and footwear (UF PRO, 5.11, Blackhawk, Helikon), shooting goggles, active ear protection, tactical gloves, and knee pads is required. Students must also have their individual IFAK and two training tourniquets.
Training Program: The course curriculum includes an introduction to tactical medicine, care under fire, IFAK content, mechanisms of injuries, extreme bleeding, tension pneumothorax, upper airway obstruction, and hypothermia. Students will learn to apply tourniquets (TQ) for self-aid and buddy aid, and the MARCH protocol. The practical use of IFAK content includes stopping massive hemorrhages, wound packing, airway obstruction and the use of an NPA device, sucking chest wounds, preventing hypothermia, and using a MIST card. Students will also learn about patient evacuation, vehicle extraction, and techniques for applying self-aid while staying in the fight, including 1-hand shooting, 1-hand reloading, and 1-hand clearing stoppages. Additionally, the course will cover individual tactical casualty care with weapons.