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COURSES

Bullets and Bandages I

Duration 

This course teaches students how to keep themselves and their team members alive and fighting in critical injury situations.

Students will master basic lifesaving emergency medical skills using equipment available under field conditions. Training scenarios presented also include basic weapon manipulation and live fire, while simulating high risk situations. Other topics covered include suppressive fire techniques, evasive action, and preparing wounded team members for evacuation and advanced medical care.

Prerequisite 

This is an intermediate level class. The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity (pistol and rifle), foundational marksmanship skills, and working from a holster. No prior first aid training is required.

Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.

Course Outline 
  • Mind and body reactions to environmental stress
  • Maintaining the combat mindset
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of life-sustaining systems
  • HABCs – hemorrhage, airway, breathing, and circulation
  • Individual Med Kits (IMK): what you need and how to use it
  • Basic first aid and advanced wound care, including use of tourniquets
  • Recognition and treatment of injuries
  • Response to an active shooter situation
  • Proper use of cover vs. concealment
  • Recovery of a casualty during active shooter situations
  • Emergency medical dialect and lingo
Required Equipment 
  • Notepad with pen/pencil/Sharpie
  • Clothing suited to strenuous activity and seasonally appropriate
  • Footwear suited for rapid movement and turning
  • Earmuffs (electronic preferred)
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Hat with brim
  • Primary weapon sling, single point or a good system that allows flexibility for transitions and non-dominant side weapon manipulations
  • A rig that can carry a minimum of four primary magazines on your person
  • Functioning secondary weapons system and three working magazines
  • A holster and magazine pouch that will retain your equipment when moving
  • Weapon tools and lube
  • Hydration system
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Optics with necessary adjustment tools and spare batteries
  • Gloves, knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • An open mind

Tuition includes free loan of firearms, holsters, safety glasses and hearing protection at the Epping, NH location.

Ammo 
  • Estimated round count: 200 rounds rifle and 200 rounds pistol
  • For Epping, NH courses, non-toxic, non-jacketed FRANGIBLE ammunition may be required
  • Ammunition is available for purchase from the Epping facility only

Upcoming Dates

There are no classes upcoming for this course at this time.