Rescue Task Force Awareness Training

The RTF concept is designed to get lifesaving medical treatment to victims in “active shooter” events much sooner than traditional deployment methods. 


With a goal to save lives, the RTF concept focuses on the needs and care of victims, not responders.  Known as “warm zone integration,” the RTF consists of EMS and law enforcement personnel who work together to provide immediate basic medical care to victims – EMS members of the RTF work with law enforcement officers, in areas cleared by law enforcement personnel, to deliver immediate medical intervention for readily treatable injuries, such as severe bleeding and airway compromise.  The team then stabilizes victims for evacuation to definitive care.  The RTF differs from Tactical EMS, which usually focuses on medical care for the responders.