In this course the officer will become skilled at unconventional rescue techniques for civilians as well as one of our own. There is no excuse for lack of a plan to rescue one of our members, so a six-sided approach to rescue will be a focus. Unconventional ingress and egress tactics will include; conventional and alternative breaching, as well as moving from room to room without exposing the element to the “fatal funnel”. Also various types of barricaded entry, such as, chains and padlocks, hasps and staples, slide bolts, etc. This course will even have the students demonstrate the technique for concrete wall breaching needed for immediate evacuation of the injured officer.
Another focus will be the calculated evacuation of the casualty. While exiting the same way you entered isn’t always the most strategic method, various removal techniques will be taught. Multiple victim drags, window lifts, and rope rescues will be a priority to expedite casualty evacuation.
It is not enough to have the knowledge of entry and rescue techniques if the combatant’s mindset isn’t in place. So launching this dynamic course will be a lecture on the physiology of self-preservation and acquiring the mental mindset for rescue.