Frequently Asked Questions

What Class Should I Take?


Congratulations for your interest in training with SOARescue. We've outlined a few of the couses and the suggested audience for each. Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) and First Care Provider (FCP) These courses are a great starting point. If you are a stay at home mother or a law enforcement officer, this course can introduce you to many of the concepts that will prepare you to care for loved ones or victims in less than ideal circumstances. These courses are meant for the individual with no medical backround. It breaks down lifesaving concepts into easy to understand and apply skills. These courses range from 4 hours to 8 hours. Tactical Emergency Casualty Care This course is ideal for professional responders that have a medical role whether in the field or the hospital. This course is not a "tactical medic" course. It does teach many of the introductory concepts associated with tactical medicine roles. This course does not make you a better shooter or super-duper operator. This course is intended for individuals operating in a domestic setting. This course is an NAEMT course and does provide certification. Course length is 16 hours over 2 days. Tactical Combat Casualty Care This course is intended for those who function outside of the United States and does follow the current CoTCCC guidelines. There are concepts taught in this class that would not apply to responders in the United States. This course utilizes military terminology and standards of care. While it is a standard in many places through the US, it may be better to seek TECC training if you operate domestically. This course focuses on medicine and not the tactics per say. This course is an NAEMT course and does provide certification. Course length is 16 hours over 2 days. Tactical Medical Practitioner Tactical Medical Practitioner (TMP) is one of the most comprehensive Tactical EMS training programs for any EMT or Paramedic, who operates on a tactical team. With the current and emerging threats that face law enforcement today, integration of skilled medical support is critical to mission success. TMP teaches everything from pre-mission planning and medical threat assessment to providing care in austere or high threat environments. Students will learn the many differences of providing care in a tactical setting. Whether its assessing a sprained ankle or treating a critically injured patient, students leave understanding how to provide care as a member of an integrated tactical team. Students should expect to be challenged mentally and physically. Students will receive the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care certification and be prepared to take the Tactical Paramedic Certification exam by the Board of Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification. This course will satisfy a majority of hours required to re-certify EMT and Paramedic. Pre-requisites: EMT-B and currently employed by a public safety agency or government/military department with a medical mission set. Course length is 5 days in residence and 30 days prior to the course start to complete online component. Total 82 hours This course does provide a TCCC/TECC certification card and is approved through the I nternational Board for Speciality Certification (IBSC) as a review course for TP-C and FP-C There is an application submitted to the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-hospital Continuing Education Extended Austere Provider Extended Austere Provider (EAP) is one of the most comprehensive Tactical EMS training programs for any EMT or Paramedic, who operates on a tactical team or rescue team. With the current and emerging threats that facing the military, law enforcement and search and rescue teams, integration of skilled medical support is critical to mission success. EAP teaches everything from pre-mission planning and medical threat assessment to providing care in austere environments where the next level of care may be days away. Students will learn the many differences of providing care in a tactical/wilderness setting. Whether its assessing a sprained ankle or treating a critically injured patient, students leave understanding how to provide care as a member of an integrated tactical team or as the sole medical provider in an austere setting. Students should expect to be challenged mentally and physically. Students will recieve world class training and be prepared to take the Tactical Paramedic Certification exam by the Board of Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification. This course will satisfy a majority of hours required to re-certify EMT and Paramedic. Pre-requisites: EMT-B and currently employed by a public safety agency or government/military department with a medical mission set. This course does offer a WFR certification Course length is 5 days.




Are There Any Prerequisites


There are no prerequisites for the B-Con/FCP or TCCC/TECC courses. You can take them course as a civilian. They are stand alone certifications and do not require any other certifications. We do discuss some medical procedures that you must be certified to perform, but it is good information to know if you are not certified. You might be asked to assist somehow with a procedure or you can help identify patients that need advances procedures. We have had civilians with no medical background make a 20 on the pretest and a 100 on the final. For the Tactical Medical Practitioner (TMP) and Extended Austere Provider (EAP) Courses there is a prerequisite. Students attending these courses must have a minimum of an EMT-Basic or military equivalent. (Proof of certification may be required) That being said, the following is a list of accepted certifications: -EMT -AEMT/EMT-I -EMT-P -NRP -SOCM -ATP -FP-C/TP-C -CCEMT-P -LPN -RN -PHRN -PA/NP -MD/DO




What Equipment Do I Need To Bring?


We provide all medical supplies for skills and scenarios. If you have kit/equipment, bring it. This lets you run the scenario in the same equipment you might use in a real situation. We like to say "train how you fight." Required Equipment: -Duty Uniform (at least 2) ACU,BDU, TDU or like (It will get dirty) -Boots (duty boots, salomon or like are acceptable) -Gloves -Eye Protection -Hydration Source (Not Monsters or a year supply of Rip-Its) -Pen & Paper -Light -Armor Carrier with Plates (Only Required for TMP) -Helmet (Only Required for TMP) Suggested Equipment: -Armor Vest -Helmet -Wet or Cold Weather Gear -Change of Socks -Battle Belt or Like -Snacks -Personal Aid Bag/Kit NO WEAPONS should be brought to class. Blue and Red guns are acceptable, but will be checked by cadre. We can help do any shakedown on equipment if you have questions. We also like to see new equipment and techniques, so bring equipment to show off! We do offer some loaner equipment. This is offered on a first come first serve basis. On the registration page, there is a option to select loaner equipment. Again, this is limited in supply.




What Is The Difference Between TCCC and TECC?


The greatest difference between the two is terminology, and we cover the differences between them. TCCC utilizes military terminolgy and standards while TECC generally uses terms familiar to domestic responders. The body of knowledge (journal articles, research, etc) that helps guide TCCC also helps guide TECC. NAEMT is responsible for both certifications. They are both 4 year certifications and provide CAPCE continuing education credit. There are some domestic departments that allow staff to take TCCC, but don’t know about or allow folks to take TECC. TECC is more applicable for civilian responders, so we take a little bit of time to go over some terminology from TECC so folks aren’t completely in the dark. TCCC is typically tailored for military/ OCONUS contractor applications.




Do You Offer Payment Plans?


Absolutely! We have payment plans available through our registration page. There is a deposit required, and then the registration site has a payment plan option available. The deposit varies based on the course. Reach out to info@soarescue.com if you have questions about the payment plan.




I'm Trying To Register For An Agency/ Department or Have Command Fund The Course, How Can I Do That?


Email info@soarescue and we can provide an invoice. In your email please provide the following: -Agency -Agency POC -Purchasing POC -Course Desired -Number of Students -Full Mailing Address Please specify in advance if an estimate is needed first for a PO. If you are a federal agency, please state the agency, and the terms on which you have paid trainers we are registered in SAM. A 50% deposit is required to secure seats for any course.




Is There An Age Limit To Train With SOARescue?


Yes! We require all participants to be 18 years of age. This is due to insurance requirements as well as the content taught in classes may be graphic in nature.




How Are Continuing Education Hours (CEH) Assigned?


Continuing education for TCCC/TECC courses is offered throug CAPCE. This course offers 16 hours of con ed. For the TMP course there are 16 hours of continuing education through CAPCE, the remainder is pending. Most states have accepted the 82 hours of credit for recertification. TMP is approved through IBSC for the full 82 hours. Hour breakdown can be provided on request.




What Is The Cancellation Policy?


To provide the best training possible, we plan our courses out months in advance. We also staff world class instructors based on the number of students attending. With that, we have to ensure that we account accordingly. We offer exceptional training very reasonably, but also have to ensure our numbers are correct. We do allow cancellations, but suggest rescheduling. Cancellation Policy: -Within 7 days, no refund will be issued. -7-30 days, 50% refund will be issued. -30+ days, 100% refund will be issued. We can move registration to other classes and under extenuating circumstances we may choose to provide full refund, please contact us if you have a situation to discuss. This applies to individual and agency registrations.




I'm Coming From Out of Town, Where Do I Stay?


We do not have anything currently set up with any local hotels. Please ask for the Per Diem Rate when registering. This is a work in progress For our Charlotte region TECC/TCCC courses, we typcially host them at the old The SOARescue Farm- 1643 Simplicity Rd. Concord, NC 28025 There are a variety of hotels at exit 23 and 25 on 77. These have good access to the facility without utilizing the highway (traffic is a mess due to construction) and lots of good restaurants close by for breakfast and dinner. For our NC TMP course, it's typically hosted at The SOARescue Farm- 1643 Simplicity Rd. Concord, NC 28025 Lodging at the Charlotte Motor Speedway are typically best for access. Lots of restaurants are located in Concord, Harrisburg, or Mt. Pleasant NC For any other course, google is the best source for hotel information.




We're Interested In Hosting a Course


What class are you interested in hosting?

We offer several classes varying in skill levels, target audiences, and lengths. SOARescue is an authorized National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Training Site capable of offering Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-CON), Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), and Law Enforcement First Responder (LEFR).

In addition, we offer several proprietary SOARescue courses including Introduction to Rescue Task Force (RTF), Tactical Medical Practitioner (TMP). and Extended Austere Provider (EAP) For more information regarding all of our class offerings, visit our website at www.SOARescue.com. These Courses are currently approved through the International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC) for Flight and Tactical Paramedic Recertification.

What location are you interested in hosting the course at?

To qualify for an on site contracted class, we require a classroom or training center capable of seating 20-30 students. We prefer that the classroom come with AV equipment with projector and screen. In addition, the majority of our courses require ample space to run full scenarios with simulation, live patient actors, and high threat stimulus. Example include outdoor ranges, warehouses, fire / police training grounds, etc.

Depending on what class you are requesting, we request that you provide a minimum guaranteed student enrollment number to reserve the class.

These Numbers are typically variable, but expect that we would need at least 12 students to run any contracted course. Most of our courses max out at 25, but this can be negotiated based on the course to be offered.

If you could please email with answers to this question we can begin the process of setting your organization up to host a SOARescue course!

CLICK HERE for the course host request form




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REGISTER HERE The link will take you to the registration system! We look forward to seeing you!





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