Mass Casualty Incidents, specifically those involving violent threats, have become more frequent and more dangerous. Current MCI protocols inadequately address certain features of these “all hazards” events.
The Joint Response to Active Threat Events (J-RATE) course is designed to provide Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS personnel with solutions to such challenges.
Utilizing principles from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) curriculum, and the Rescue Task Force (RTF) model, participants will learn specialized tactics and techniques to manage scenes in a rapid and integrated fashion.
J-RATE instructors include experienced regional leaders in Tactical Law Enforcement, Fire Service officers, Emergency Medicine, and Tactical EMS. They will provide didactic and scenario-based exercises to deliver cutting-edge concepts in access, casualty assessment, injury management, and patient evacuation.
Medical skills will include ALS and BLS interventions appropriate for all levels of licensure. Law Enforcement attendees will receive a 4-year certification in Law Enforcement First Response and Tactical Casualty Care (LEFR-TCC) through NAEMT.
EMS participants will receive 8 hours of CE approved through the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED and seats fill quickly.
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What: Joint Response to Active Threat Events (J-RATE) course
Who: Course sponsored through Kenosha County EMS and Infinity HealthCare, Inc.
When: April 18 -19, 2017
Where: Pleasant Prairie Fire Department, Station #2. 8044 88th Ave. Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Cost: $300 per person
A block of rooms will be reserved for a discounted rate at Candlewood Suites in Kenosha. Reservations must be made by telephone in order to receive the discount.
When calling to make reservations, mention either Kenosha County EMS, J-RATE or Pleasant Prairie Fire/EMS.
- Option 1: Check or credit card via PayPal: Log in to your PayPal account and go to firstname.lastname@example.org (type “J-RATE” in the notes section before submitting payment)
- Option 2: Invoice with subsequent payment, correspond via email with Donna O’Neill-Brunner: email@example.com
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Is prior tactical experience required?
No. Providers will not be formally evaluated on advanced skills, but are encouraged to participate in all skills practice.
Do I need to bring any specialized equipment?
No. Participants do not need to bring any specialized equipment. To maximize realistic operational conditions they’re welcome to bring or wear any protective and / or duty gear for course evolutions.
How much physical activity is to be expected?
Several course activities will involve short periods of moderate exertion including lifting, squatting, bending, and occasionally lying on the floor.
What type of clothing should I wear?
Participants should wear appropriate clothing and footwear that allows for unrestricted movement and comfort. Select scenarios may utilize simulated blood, which per manufacturer’s instructions is machine washable and will not stain clothing.
Question not listed?
For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.