About the Course
The course is designed for both law enforcement and citizen first-responders. Once an active shooter is neutralized, we must shift to a "stop the dying" mindset. Quick intervention after a violent assault can save countless lives.
First, the course will address the mechanisms of shock and three main causes of preventable death in trauma victims. Students will learn how to apply tourniquets and chest seals as well as practice techniques to keep an airway open.
Second, students will learn how to assess and triage victims and then immediately extract them to a higher level of care.
We will also explore improvised methods to control bleeding, maintain an airway, and prevent tension pneumothorax.
Dan retired from the FBI after 24 years of service. He is skilled in crisis management, criminal investigation, intelligence, and law enforcement training. His assignments included SWAT Senior Team Leader (tactical commander), Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator, Chairman of the Bay Area Terrorism Working Group (BATWinG) and Supervisory Special Agent. Over the last 20 years, he has provided tactical/firearms instruction to hundreds of local, federal, and foreign law enforcement officers. He is certified as a firearms instructor by multiple agencies including the California Department of Justice. Dan has a Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California and is a nationally-registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).