CALS Sponsors Regional K9 TCCC Course
 
By Chief of CALS Chris Shannon FTO
April 18, 2018
 

Paramedics, Police K9 Handlers, and TEMS providers attended a two day K9 Tactical Combat Casualty Care class sponsored by Calvert Advanced Life Support. Calvert County is unique in the sense that we are a county of roughly 93,000 residents but we have 14 working dogs in our Sheriff's office. CALS has been in a partnership with the Calvert County Sheriff's office for a few years working together to enhance training opportunities for medics and deputies. K9 TCCC provides course participants with the knowledge and skills required to care for K9 working dogs when they are severely injured. The course is two days long and contains several training scenarios along with many hours of very interesting lectures. Attendees from this course range from paramedics from CALS and Howard County Fire Rescue as well as paramedics from a New York City Hospital and several different Sheriff Office K9 handlers. This course was so well attended that CALS is hoping to host another K9 TCCC course this fall in November.

CALS PMIC's that attended:

Chief 10A S.Stockton
Capt 10B G.Wall
Lt 10A A.Madariaga
Lt 10B N. Youngblood
PMIC K. Katzer
Past Chief 10 S. Eskins

 
Early start to the day, first exercise "Volume loss vs time".
Early start to the day, first exercise "Volume loss vs time".
Handlers taking part in one of the many outdoor drills during the course.
Handlers taking part in one of the many outdoor drills during the course.
 
This course is designed for Law Enforcement as well Fire & EMS personnel that may end up caring for injured working dogs.
This course is designed for Law Enforcement as well Fire & EMS personnel that may end up caring for injured working dogs.
3 of the many Calvert County Sheriff's Office K9 handlers attending the course.
3 of the many Calvert County Sheriff's Office K9 handlers attending the course.
 
Other Regional K9 partners involved in the training.
Other Regional K9 partners involved in the training.
CALS members working on hemorrhage control.
CALS members working on hemorrhage control.
 
CALS and the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Team up again for training.
CALS and the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Team up again for training.
Class picture.
Class picture.