Project Description

This training program is open to all Firefighters, Paramedics, EMT’s, Nurses, Techs and essential hospital Personnel.  Our primary focus is on situational awareness and safety.  What essential items should be carried on your person at all times; and, how to extricate yourself from risky or dangerous situations.

CTP for First Responders Course Overview

Coming Home is What Counts

It is a War Zone on the streets today, which often spills over into an emergency care, or hospital setting.

To assure that you go home safe and sound from each shift, CTP Staff condition your reflexive responses to include situational awareness often only used in law enforcement or military engagement.  Unless you have worked in a MASH style setting, an even if you have, you may not be attuned to body language, key verbal and action cues which signal potential danger.

The ability to maintain your composure while performing your duties and understand survival elements necessary for your to protect yourself and others can be learned. This course of study may be the only knowledge you possess in defending against a dangerous patient, bystander, or otherwise impaired person without subjecting yourself, or fellow workers to injury and even death.

The course materials represented in this 6 week course are designed to be incorporated into your overall skill-set, assuring the safety and security of your team, community and family.

Please be advised: a Personal Interview and Medical Release is Required for all participants, regardless of prior or current service.

Module 1: Fundamentals – a thorough study of the techniques that form this simple, yet highly effective SCARS hybrid curriculum of close quarters combat. Topics covered are movement, blocking, natural weapons, primary targets and attack sequencing.

Module 2: Counter to Unarmed Assault – application of CTA principles to various unarmed assault situations. Topics covered are secondary weapons and targets; arms, clothing and hair grabs; body seizures; locks, chokes and ground defenses.

Module 3: Counter to Weapons Assault – instruction of effective response to weapon wielding assailants. A reinforcement of the previous two modules and ‘realistic’ re-enactment of realistic weapons assault. Topics covered include; assailant direct assault (wielding impact weapons), knives, handguns and long guns.

Module 4: Special Combatives – a step into the field of specialized offensive techniques. Principles and techniques are reinforced, while integrating combat response techniques. Topics covered are principles of combat with multiple assailants, vital area assault; stick combat; combat knife technique; covered draws (gun and knife), grip, stance, movement and snap techniques.

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