Valley Tactical Emergency Medical Services
T.J. O’Brien is a fifteen year veteran of Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement Service. He is currently a Firefighter / Paramedic with the City of Columbia Missouri Fire and works as a commissioned Deputy SWAT Medic for Camden County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He holds a Missouri State Paramedic certification and has a Critical Care Medic certification through the University of Baltimore-Maryland. T.J. worked as both a ground medic and as a Critical Care Transport medic for thirteen years. He has also been an instructor with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and National Association of EMS Educators for ten years, instructing Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, and Law Enforcement First Responder. T.J. currently teaches specialized Tactical and EMS certification courses through Valley TEMS that are held throughout Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Iowa.
This workshop will teach an introduction to civilian tactical EMS, and contains crucial skills for any EMS practitioner called upon to respond to a mass casualty or active shooter event. We will focus on tactical medicine, multiple casualty patient movement, and rescue task force teams. This active shooter response workshop introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care during an active shooter or terrorist event. The focus will be placed on traumatic injuries associated with gunshot wounds, explosive injuries, and other penetrating traumas not as well covered by Prehospital Trauma Life Support. Fully compliant with the Department of Defense’s Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines, it is also endorsed by the American College of Surgeons.