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Rescue Task Force is Best Medical Response to An Active Shooter Incident

Tan, D. (2015). Rescue Task Force is Best Medical Response to An Active Shooter Incident. EMS1.

The author discusses the differences between Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) and Rescue Task Force (RTF) personnel. RTF providers work with law enforcement to deliver immediate medical intervention (e.g., control severe bleeding; address airway compromise) in the “warm zone” of an active shooter incident to stabilize victims for evacuation to definitive care.
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