TACTICAL LIFE SAVER A Tactical Medicine Course

Tactical Life Saver?

The Tactical Lifesaver Course (TLS) teaches responders and other pre-hospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in a tactical context. It is designed to decrease preventable deaths in a tactical situation. The course presents the three phases of tactical care:

  1. Direct Threat Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions
  2. Indirect Threat Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed
  3. Evacuation Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated

Technical information.

Location :

Rodenberg, Germany (exact address will be given after registration)

3 Days of training :

  • Arrival (optional) - Thursday 20:00 +
  • Friday - Start: 08:00 / End 18:00
  • Saturday - Start: 08:00 / End 18:00
  • Sunday - Start: 08:00 / End of the course 17:00 (including Certificate)

Price :

500€ (incl. accomodation possibility)

Important remark - You will receive a fully equipped IFAK (individual first aid kit) which is included in the price.

The Course Structure.

The 3 day course covers but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Haemorrhage control
  • Surgical airway control and needle decompression
  • Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments
  • Caring for paediatric patients
  • Caring for K9 patients
  • Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety.

This TLS course course meets the guidelines established by the Committee on TECC and the updated National Tactical Emergency Medical Support Competency Domains. Paramed CZ is a CoTECC recognized Tactical Casualty Care training provider.

The course structure is primarily designed to provide the student with the fundamental skills, required to manage a casualty in a combat environment. You must complete both theory and practical training to satisfy the requirements of this course.

This course will give the participant the essential and underpinning knowledge and skills, with an emphasis of understanding 'why' as well as 'how' - so that if and when a hostile incident occurs, you are able to adapt and manage the situation.


Tim Cranton is the owner and training director of Paramed CZ who are licensed providers of Iqarus (Hereford) Ltd First Person on Scene and Medicine in Remote Area courses. These courses are certified and endorsed by the appropriate Educational and Medical authorities. Paramed CZ has an impressive client portfolio including NATO SOCOM and United States Army Europe, Office of the Command Surgeon where he is the Course Director for the International Combat Lifesaver course. Tim is a Chief Instructor and Trainer of Trainers. He teaches basic and advanced medical techniques and practice to First Responders and all levels of medical professional in Pre-Hospital and Remote Area care. His specialty is remote and austere environment care where patients who are ill or injured require extensive levels of care with often prolonged evacuation times. Today, as well as teaching new NATO Special Operations Medics and NATO European partners in Combat Lifesaver skills he maintains his skills and practice by working as an Emergency and Remote Care Practitioner. Tim is also an Advisory Board Member to the Institute of Remote Health Care.


  • TECC / Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
  • Principles and practice of Direct Threat Care
  • Principles and practice of Indirect Threat Care
  • Principles and practice of Evacuation Care
  • Communications
  • Evacuation principals ( MEDEVAC / CASEVAC / Helo simulations)
  • TCCC for Military Working Dogs (MWD)


DAY 01 : Friday – 0830 hrs at TBC - student Registration and Roll Call.

  • - Overview of Tactical Life Saver
  • - TECCC for Working dogs
  • - Station 1 Direct Threat Care Drills and Practice (CAT TQ application)

- 1200 Lunch 1hr

  • - Station 2 – Direct Threat Care drills (FOF / Blanks)
  • - Station 3 – Vehicle drills
  • - Station 4 – Trauma lane
  • - Station 5 – Stress inoculation lane
  • - Faculty Debrief
  • - Dinner and social (all)

DAY 02 : Saturday – 0800 Roll Call at TBC, divide in to Teams and assigned to skill stations.

  • - Station 1 – Massive bleeding - MATT
  • - Station 2 – Airway and Respirations Management
  • - Station 3 – Circulation Management
  • - Station 4 – Head / Hypothermia

- 1200 Lunch 1hr

  • - Station 6 – Evacuation, MEDEVAC, CASEVAC, HELO Ops
  • - Review and Debrief
  • - Dinner

DAY 03 : Sunday - 0800 hrs at TBC, move to Hanger / Mout site for field exercises

  • Station 1 - Scenarios of Direct Threat Care
  • Station 2 - Scenarios of Indirect Threat Care
  • Station 3 - Scenarios of Evacuation Care

- 1200 Lunch 1hr

  • Testing
  • Presentations
  • Course dispersal
  • Review and Debrief (Course Director)
  • Social / students and Instructors depart


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