Hello WAMAA members,

Below are dates and locations for upcoming Rescue Task Force trainings.

For those who are unfamiliar with Rescue Task Force (RTF) operations, it is a national program that has the purpose of “embracing a more assertive approach to rendering life-saving care and rescuing viable victims in areas considered to be “warm zones” (not fully secured) during [an active violence] event.”

With the increase of active violence incidents (school shootings, terror attacks, etc.) fire and EMS personnel had to confront a major issue.  It was found that many victims of these incidents had a very good chance of survival if care was rendered as soon as possible – as is the case with any trauma.  But these incidents are unique in that scene safety cannot be immediately assured.  In fact calling an area “clear” and safe for fire and EMS personnel to enter could take a significant amount of time, in essence loosing viable victims.

The Rescue Task Force has the purpose of saving lives in these situations.  It is a cooperative effort with law enforcement that provides maximum safety to fire/EMS personnel and allows for the literal stoppage of bleeding and mass survivability.

 

Upcoming RTF trainings…

Date: March 14th 0800 – 1200 or 1200 – 1600

Location: Manchester Middle School

710 E Main St.

Manchester MI, 48158

 

Date: March 16th 0800 – 1200 or 1200 – 1600

Location: Manchester Middle School

710 E Main St.

Manchester MI, 48158

 

Date: March 24th 0800 – 1200

Location: Saline Middle School

7190 N Maple

Saline MI, 48176

 

Contact Capt. Jeff Foulke to register or with any questions you may have.
Author

Ryan from Pittsfield