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Active Response Training Tactical First Aid & System Collpase hosted by MDTS

Tactical First Aid and “System Collapse” Medicine

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Date(s) - 11/02/2014
9:00am - 5:00pm

Crossfit Mohawk Valley

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MDTS is proud to host our friend Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training for this one day Tac-Med/Self-Care coursework. I have had the opportunity to work with and take classes from Greg, he is an outstanding instructor with a vast knowledge and experiential base. I look forward to attending this class.  

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This hands-on class will develop proficiency in basic battlefield medical techniques utilizing the military’s latest “Tactical Combat Casualty Care” protocols.


Students will learn to stop traumatic bleeding from gunshot and knife wounds using the latest pressure bandages, tourniquets, and hemostatic agents. Self care and care under fire will also be addressed.


Students will also learn simple patient assessment techniques, how to treat a sucking chest wound and tension pneumothorax as well as field fracture immobilization and expedient c-spine immobilization. Options for assuring clear airways (including improvised surgical airways) will be practiced.


In addition, students will learn how to treat themselves and families in the event of a long-term breakdown in our current medical system. Wound cleaning and disinfection under field conditions; injection of local anesthesia and wound closure (including minor suturing) will be practiced in our “trauma lab”. If time permits, students will integrate all of these skills in several practical scenarios.


Information about what types of drugs to stockpile for natural disasters or a collapse in the health care system will be discussed, along with methods for legally acquiring those pharmaceuticals. The instructor will also discuss what items should be included in a comprehensive medical kit and how to improvise those items in an austere environment.


**All materials for the class will be provided by the instructor**

Class will run 9 am until 5 pm with a 30-minute lunch break.


About the instructor:


Greg Ellifritz is an 18-year veteran police officer.   He currently works as a patrol officer, firearms instructor, armorer and precision marksman for a suburban police department in central Ohio. He spent 13 years assigned as his agency’s full- time tactical training officer responsible for developing and instructing the entire department’s training.


Greg holds instructor or master instructor certifications in more than 75 different weapons systems, defensive tactics programs, and law enforcement specialty areas. He has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management and has written for several publications including: “American Handgunner”, “Personal and Home Defense”, ‘The Firearms Instructor”, “Ohio Police Chief”, “Combat Handguns” and “Concealed Carry Magazine”.


With a passion for adventure travel, Greg spends an average of six weeks a year exploring third-world countries. Recognizing that his travels often take him far away from established medical care, he has taken numerous wilderness, tactical and military medical care classes since 2003 and is a certified Tactical First Aid Instructor and Emergency Trauma Management Instructor.


He has also received instructor-level tactical medical training from the DEA, US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, and Chicago Police Department medical staff. Having provided medical care for both himself and his traveling companions in austere conditions on six continents, he now teaches medical courses for police officers, corporations and individuals through his company, Active Response Training. Greg can be reached through his website at www.activeresponsetraining.net.



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