Swift Assisted Victim Extraction (S.A.V.E.), which combines law enforcement and fire department personnel into a Rescue Task Force (RTF)
The S.A.V.E. system is designed to enhance on-scene emergency care, recovery, and extraction of persons involved in Active Shooter/Mass Casualty situations where standard Law Enforcement and EMS/FIRE procedures "WILL NOT SUFFICE". The S.A.V.E. / RTF system will forge Law Enforcement and Fire/EMS first responder capabilities into one seamless integrated team to minimize and mitigate the loss of life and serious bodily injury. This intense 3 day program promotes a highly effective plan for developing and implementing procedures for rapidly extracting critically injured persons during an ongoing Active Shooter/Mass Casualty event. Participants will receive a compilation of hands on/ short lecture skill building sessions with a culmination field training exercise.
S.A.V.E. /RTF team consists of four members of law enforcement and three members of the Fire Rescue department. Once the shooter has been contained, captured or neutralized, and an area has been deemed semi-safe to enter (or declared a “warm zone”), the S.A.V.E team is deployed to enter the building and retrieve victims. Very quick basic medical care is provided primarily to control any uncontrolled bleeding with the end goal of quickly getting the patient to definitive care at a trauma facility. Equipment carried by the medical crews is limited to assist with controlling the bleeding and allowing for the ability to move quickly and remove the patient from the dangerous area to a safe location for further medical care. Small, compact and lightweight devices are utilized to move patients outside from the warm zone so they can be moved to the triage, treatment and transport area.
The S.A.V.E curriculum has been adopted by numerous states and agencies as their standard active shooter training. The train-the-trainer model is a training framework that turns employees into subject matter experts who can then teach other members of your department or organization. The (24 hour) "INSTRUCTOR" program promotes a highly effective plan for developing and implementing procedures for rapidly extracting critically injured persons during an ongoing Active Shooter/Mass Casualty event.
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Basic Provider, Advanced Provider, Technician, Train-The-Trainer
Firefighter’s from Fire Rescue Departments and Police Departments complete an 8 hour course in (S.A.V.E / RTF) Swift Assisted Victim Extraction that teaches your personnel how to work side-by-side with Law Enforcement during an active shooter event for the rapid care and removal of victims from a hostile environment to a safer environment.