The Cypress Creek EMS Special Operations Department is pleased to announce the dates for this year’s Tactical EMS Classes also known as the Basic Tactical Operational Medical Support Course (BTOMSC). The twice yearly training draws professionals from all over the U.S. and all over the world. In recent classes there were students and instructors from Italy, Brazil, Canada, and Australia.
Last year’s fall class was cancelled to to Hurricane Harvey and it’s aftermath, but we are back on track for 2018.
The Spring 2018 Class will be held April 15-22 and the Fall Class dates are September 23-30. To register online click here.
Read on for more information on the training to meet some of our faculty members.
This training is not just for SWAT Medics anymore!
Raise your level of EMS training to meet the challenge that awaits you at the next Active Threat/Mass Casualty Incident or urban crisis. Learn how to perform in HIGH-stress incidents.
This course meets or exceeds the Core Competencies for Tactical Medic Training Programs as defined and published by ACEP and adopted by the NTOA. It combines the principles of PHTLS and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), with specialized training specific to the civilian tactical medic/operator. It is consistent with the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) guidelines and meets the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus Documents on Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) is the ONLY standard of care dually endorsed by both the American College of Surgeons, and the National Association of EMT’s for Casualty Management in Tactical Environments. This course includes the NAEMT TCCC certification and is accredited for 81 hrs of continuing education credit in ALL DISCIPLINES EMS and (Texas) FIRE/POLICE. That means that if you are an EMT, a Firefighter and a Police Officer in Texas, you get continuing education credits in for all three.
Meet Some of Our Faculty Members
In 2014, LTC Dr. Robert Mabry and Col Dr. John Holcomb joined our Adjunct Faculty. Learn from two of the physicians who were instrumental in developing the Tactical Combat Casualty Care program as well as contributing to the science behind the medicine. Hear firsthand the stories and back briefs from the cases highlighted in the TCCC course from the people who were there!
Dr. Holcomb became the Chief of the Military Trauma Research Branch of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research and Surgical Faculty at the Brooke Army Medical Center, where he established a new Hemostasis research program, spearheading the development of a 5-year research funding stream totaling over 5 million dollars.
Dr. Holcomb is involved in both patient care and clinical medicine, with interests in trauma, hemostasis, and coagulopathy. He is the Principal Investigator of several clinical trials that focus on trauma medicine and transfusion. He serves on multiple committees and editorial boards and is the Chair of the Trauma and Injury Subcommittee of the Defense Health Board Committee.
Colonel (Dr.) Kharod is a USAF Emergency Medicine (EM) physician who completed his EM residency in San Antonio in 2002 and a fellowship in International EM with an MPH from Johns Hopkins University. He has deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and multiple other locations in Critical Care Air Transport, Special Operations flight surgeon, and disaster response roles, served as a Public Health Emergency Officer, and commanded a special operations squadron.
He has extensive prehospital experience in a variety of settings from his time providing medical oversight to special operations medics, independent duty medical technicians (IDMTs), and pararescuemen (USAF PJs).
Dr. Kevin Gerold is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Coalition of Tactical Medicine and serves as the TEMS Section Chair for NTOA. Dr. Gerold has extensive experience in tactical operations and has published articles on topics related to critical care medicine, trauma care, and emergency medicine. He has special expertise in providing operational medical support during austere, out-of-hospital medical operations. He has received awards and recognition
Before attending medical school, LTC Robert Mabry served for 11 years as a U.S. Army Ranger and Special Forces medical sergeant. He is also a paramedic, diving medical technician, high-angle rescue instructor and flight surgeon. He served as the senior search and rescue medic for Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia, and as a Special Forces battalion surgeon during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. His military awards include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Emergency Medicine residency and EMS fellowship in San Antonio, TX, as well as the Army Command and Staff College. He is the current President of SOMA, the Special Operations Medicine Association.
LTC Vest graduated from Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. He entered the United States Army Reserve by direct commission in 2001 as a 1LT in the Veterinary Corps. LTC Vest has served in various locations including the United States, Ecuador, Guatemala, Timor Leste, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Lebanon, U.A.E, Kuwait, Qatar and South Africa. His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge and Expert Field Medical Badge. He is board-certified by the American College of Theriogenologists and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine Practice). He currently serves as the Executive Officer for the 176th Medical Brigade in Seagoville, Texas in his Army Reserve career and owns a private equine reproductive practice in Magnolia, Texas.
For more information and to register online click here