Active Bystander Course - Pistol/Medical
Pistol Fundamentals and "Preventing Preventable Deaths" Medical modules
Duration: 8 hours combined range and classroom time
Type(s): Advanced, Basic, Intermediate, Active Shooter Response Training, CCW, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Tactical Casualty Care (TCCC / TECC)
Instructor: T-MED Services, INC. - Marco Torres View Bio
THE EDC GUY ACADEMY & T-MED SERVICES INC has teamed up to bring you the ACTIVE BYSTANDER COURSE on Saturday, May 18 @homesteadtrainingcenter . The Active Bystander Course will be an 8hr course that focuses on our Entry Level Defensive Pistol Curriculum and "Preventing Preventable Deaths" module.
Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent. In many of these situations today, stopping the threat or dealing with the aftermath of massive bleeding and life-threatening wounds in a timely manner is key. Anyone can be an immediate responder if they know what to do. Join us on May 18th, we have some great things planned, awesome guest, and sponsors. It will be as simple as ABC!
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Not particularly, although anyone who wishes to handle firearms must be mentally and physically able to do so without constant supervision. Additionally, the medical portion of the course will show graphic images and discuss topics of a mature nature. We have had children as young as 12 attend these type of courses, along with their parents.
Do I need any prior experience to attend the event?
We would like for you to have some concept of basic firearms manipulation, you must be able to safely operate your pistol and know how it functions. You should be comfortable around firearms and range operations. For the medical portion, absolutely no experience or prior medical knowledge is required!
What should I bring into the event?
You will need the following supplies
- CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE
- FIREARM (9MM, .40, .45)
- HARD IWB HOLSTER (APPENDIX OR LEFT OR RIGHT SIDE) *NO SOFT HOLSTERS ALLOWED
- 500 RDS OF AMMO
- 3 MAGAZINES (MORE THE BETTER)
- KNEE PADS (OPTIONAL)
- PROPER FOOTWEAR
- TACTICAL OR LEATHER BELT
- MOSQUITO REPELLENT
- SMALL WATER COOLER WITH WATER/GATORADE AND LUNCH
- RAIN GEAR (OPTIONAL)
- LAST BUT NOT LEAST A POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND OPEN MIND
You do not need to bring any medical training gear or IFAK's, we will have items for you to practice with. Should you wish to bring your medical kits for discussion and review, we would LOVE to sit down with you and go over your kit!
THE EDC GUY ACADEMY ENTRY LEVEL DEFENSIVE PISTOL COURSE, taught by Ronald Sippio, is designed to give beginners the necessary mindset and tools to stop the threat. This course will allow the student to develop proper techniques drawing from the holster, proper stance, proper grip, shot placement, shooting under duress using various drills related to real-world scenarios and much much more. This course will be held at an outdoor range and will address the student concern on how to engage the threat. If you are looking to take your training to the next level and a course that will help build your confidence this is the one for you.
The PREVENTING PREVENTABLE DEATHS module of the course, taught by Dr. Marco R. Torres, will focus on the identification and management of the 3 most common causes of preventable death: Massive Extremity Hemorrhage, Airway Issues, and Tension Pneumothorax. This portion follows the military's Tactical Combat Casualty Care philosophy presented in a way easily understood by anyone with little to no medical training. This portion will be taught by a physician, who is also a paramedic and medical school educator, who has conducted tactical medicine training for a myriad of audiences both in the US and abroad. This portion far exceeds the typical "Stop The Bleed" courses being taught at hospitals or fire stations by instructors with a limited knowledge base.
Expectations and Outcomes
The student will have an increased awareness and appreciation of firearms fundamentals and will be exposed to effective and simple to remember medical procedures that can be used to address traumatic injuries and potentially help save a life.
Students will receive 2 certificates, one for each the Pistol and Medical portions of the course.
There are no upcoming classes scheduled for this course.