LEFR-TCC (Law Enforcement and First Response Tactical Casualty Care)
The LEFR-TCC course is continuing education offered through NAEMT’s PHTLS program. It teaches public safety first responders (police, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders) the basic medical care interventions that will help save an injured responder’s life until EMS practitioners can safely enter a tactical scene. The course combines the principles of PHTLS and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), with the training provided to military medics by all branches of our Armed Services. Course participants will learn life-saving medical actions such as bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents, and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe. This 16-hour course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation.