Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CONTOMS Ceremony

Allen Yee and Chris Harding, Chesterfield Fire, Ric Smith, Buckley Fire, James Laska, U.S. Park Police, Erica Carney, Washington University EMS Physician
   On September 26, 2014, the United States Park Police hosted the 117th Counter Narcotics Terrorism Operational Medical Support (CONTOMS) Graduation Ceremony at the Anacostia Operations Facility in Washington, DC.

Forty-six (46) members from various agencies partnered together for a one-week EMT-Tactical (EMT-T) Course.

The course consisted of a 56-hour continuing education module for providers who are already trained at the EMT-B level or higher.

The training included classroom work, practical skills laboratories, and a Field Training Exercise (FTX).

Topics covered include:

• Medical Threat Assessment

• Downed Officer Rescue

• Care Under Fire

• Special Equipment and Kits

• Toxic Hazards

• Medical Support of Specific Operations

The History of CONTOMS