Maryland Rescue Task Force for EMS
Instructional Hours: 8.00
Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to respond to a mass casualty or active shooter event with specific emphasis on the protocols and resources for these types of events specific to the State of Maryland.
Course Description: This course covers material specific to EMS in Maryland in a rescue task force situation, including both the protocols and resources available in the State. This course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the rescue task force situations. Major topics covered include hemorrhage control; strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments; lifesaving BLS and ALS skills; and techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, hands-on skill demonstrations, and team-focused practical exercises.
Successful Completion: Students must attend all class sessions and demonstrate proficiency in the practical evaluation stations. Completion does NOT equate to a Tactical EMS certification, automatic ability to act as a clinician in the hot/warm zones of incidents, or eligibility to join a tactical team in your jurisdiction.
Continuing Education: The continuing education hours are approved by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), miemss.org and are recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
Students must be a current, licensed Maryland basic or advanced life support clinician.