It is recommended that any tactical EMS provider in an active capacity should successfully complete a minimum certified 40 hours basic tactical EMS curriculum recognized by KYTEMS, and/or approved by the KYTEMS Board of Directors with an 80% proficiency or higher. This training is additional to the provider’s recognized EMS certification between EMR and Physician.
This basic training course includes, but is not limited to, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)\Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), Introduction to Close Quarter Battle, Firearms Familiarization and Safety, Active Aggressor, Medical Threat Assessment and Planning, Air Operations (Landing Zone, Pick Up Zone Operations), Shock-Trauma Intervention, Care Under Fire, Medicine Across the Barricade, Remote Assessment Methodology, Ballistic Injuries, Emergency Dental Care, K-9 Emergency Care, Less Lethal Chemical and Pyrotechnic Devices and Safety, and Rural and Urban Operations.
If your agency, service, and/or department allows you to carry weapons/firearms for providing direct support to a tactical team, the tactical EMS provider should additionally have previously or as soon practical, complete basic training in tactical operations including the familiarization and practical use of select fire weapons, tactical handgun, and shotgun application requiring a minimum 80% proficiency or higher. The training should also cover entry tactics, search warrant execution, barricaded persons entry tactics, perimeter control, and other tactical applications. The familiarization of less lethal, chemical agents, and distraction device application should also be included in this basic training.
After completing this course:
Beyond this basic course it is encouraged that each tactical EMS provider continue to advance his/her development through additional training and education sources recognized by KYTEMS and through self-studies/evaluations.
An Advanced TEMS Provider course is available for graduates of the basic course.
If providing direct support to a tactical team, it is recommended that ACTIVE members document their qualification scores and training in the event they are necessary for review. If the tactical EMS provider is providing direct support to a tactical team, he he/she should qualify a minimum of four (4) times per year with a recommended minimum score of 80% proficiency or higher. This qualification is a recommendation on each weapons system the tactical EMS provider may deploy in an active status. This should serve as a minimum requirement however additional training and qualifications are recommended.
Tactical EMS providers required to deploy with specialty weapons or under other special tactics should successfully complete a course certified by K.L.E.C., D.O.C.J.T, and/or approved by the KYTEMS Board of Directors with a recommended 80% proficiency or higher. This certification may also include, but not limited to, the manufacture certification, safe handling and render safe procedures. These weapons may include less lethal, chemical agents, and precision types.
*The recommendation as outlined in this section represents recommended minimum standards. Any additional training is strongly encouraged.