A Tactical Medicine After-action Report of the San Bernardino Terrorist Incident

Kudos to Dr. Josh Bobko, one of our plank holder members of the Guidelines Committee. He is the lead author on a great article detailing the shooting in San Bernardino and lessons learned.

Full Article (Click here)

Upcoming Full Committee Meeting at SOMSA

We are finalizing logistics for the upcoming full Committee meeting at the Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly in Charlotte, NC. The date of our meeting is Monday May 14th from 0800 - 1700 located in Providence Ballroom 3 on the first floor of the Westin Hotel next to the Charlotte Conference Center.

As always, we appreciate the support of SOMSA for hosting our meeting. Don't forget to book your hotel room either - these will fill up quickly.

SOMSA Hotel Link (Click here)

Update: C-TECC Annual Meeting Information

The Fall C-TECC meeting will hosted by the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department and be held in Rancho Cucamonga this December 4th full day and December 5th half day. The preferred airport to use is Ontario international airport (ONT) as it is both 10-15 minutes from the meeting and hotel. If you must use another airport plan on LAX being about 1.5 to 2.5 hours depending on traffic and Burbank being 1 to 1.5 hours depending on traffic as well. 

We have secured a group discount at the Four Points Sheraton hotel in Ontario/ Rancho Cucamonga. It is 1 mile from the meeting location. Please reserve your room under the C-TECC block at $95 per night plus 12% tax. 

11960 E Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
(909) 201-6100

The meeting will be held at the Victoria Gardens Cultural center in Rancho Cucamonga. 
12505 Cultural Center Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

Be The Help

The CTECC Board of Directors is pleased to release the new "Be The Help" public information flier for citizen First Care Providers. It is intended to further CTECC's commitment to the initial link in the chain of survival by empowering citizens to act to address the known preventable causes of death in the immediate aftermath of trauma and mass casualty. This flier also supports and builds on the collaborative message of the FEMA You Are The Help and the White House Stop The Bleed campaigns.

Please post this flier and distribute this flier widely! We need to empower our communities and empower our citizens to help to save lives. Together, by building a care system that reaches across the entire community, we can improve survival!

Download Here
CTECC FCP Bystander Flyer copy

Save the Date!

Please mark your calendar to join us in beautiful Rancho Cucamonga, CA for the 2017 Annual meeting scheduled for December 4th (all day) and 5th (1/2 day). As with all C-TECC meetings, this session will be open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. We want as much input and involvement from our end users as possible.

More meeting details and logistics will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Agenda for Spring/Summer Full Committee Meeting

Charlotte Convention Center room 212 AB 

Monday, May 22, 2017

0730-0800   Sign-in

0800-0820   Pledge of Allegiance and Introductions

0820-0840   Key Note: Division Chief Paula McDaniel, Charlotte Fire Department

0840-0920   Board of Directors update

0920-0940   Case Review #1: Townville, SC elementary school shooting

0940-0950   Break

0950-1010   Case Review #2: Westminster Terror attack

1010-1040   BCC-TCP discussion

1040-1110   ASTM Tourniquet standard discussion

1110-1130   International TECC programs

1130-1200   California First Care Provider update

1200-1300   Lunch

1300-1400   Working Group Updates

1400-1415   Public Comment

1415-1430   Break

1430-1700   Open Guidelines discussion

1700            Adjourn

1800 – 2000 Social at Fahrenheit Restaurant (222 S. Caldwell Street)

Spring/Summer Full Committee Meeting

The Spring/Summer full committee of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care will be held in room 212 AB at the Charlotte Convention Center. Sign-in will begin at 0745 and the meeting will go from 0800 until 1700. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Upcoming C-TECC Spring/Summer 2017 Full Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee and the Board of Directors is happy to announce the date of the  C-TECC Spring/Summer 2017 Full Committee meeting. This year, we will hold our meeting all day on Monday, May 22 in conjunction with the Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly (SOMSA) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The registration site for SOMSA 2017 is http://www.specialoperationsmedicine.org/Pages/scientificassembly.aspx.

New Scope-Specific TECC Guideline

The Executive Committee and Board of Directors is proud to release the next set of scope-specific TECC guidelines: TECC Guidelines for First Responders with a Duty to Act. These guidelines are intended for the scope of practice of any first responder who is not trained to the level of an EMS provider. These guidelines can be found under the Resources tab.

C-TECC Mid-Year Meeting Agenda

Tuesday December 13th George Mason University Founders Hall Room 120

0830 - 0900          Coffee and sign-in

0900                     Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance

0900 - 0930          Welcome and Introductions (Smith/Tang)
                            -- Key Note Welcome: Deputy Chief John Snider, Arlington County Fire

0930 - 1000          Board of Directors Report (Smith/Tang)
                            - Bylaws 
                            - New Members
                            - Changes to Committee Structure
                            - Website

1000 - 1030         Update: ACEP High Threat Committee (Piazza)

1030 - 1100         Discussion: TECC as a part of the Model EMS Guidelines (Kamin)

1100 - 1130         Discussion: Boston Fire Department and TECC implementation

1130 - 1230         Working Group Reports
                           - K9 TECC working group (Lee)
                           - First Care Provider (Bobko)
                           - Psychiatric care working group (Kamin)

1230 - 1345         Lunch (on your own)

1345 - 1415         TECC and CBRNE Operations (McAvenia)

1415 - 1730         Guidelines Discussion
                           - Discussion and approval First Receivers with a Duty to Act Guidelines
                           - Discussion and approval ALS/BLS Guidelines
                           - Discussion and approval TECC ALS/BLS training slide deck
                           - Open guidelines discussion

1730                    Save Rounds and Happy Hour (location TBA)

Wednesday December 14th George Mason Founders Hall Room 121

0830 - 0900         Coffee and sign-in

0900                   Call to Order

0900 - 1200         Continued: Open Guidelines Discussion and voting

1200                    Adjourn