Agencies from Sutton and surrounding counties attended trainings August 9 – August 13, 2021 at the Sonora Middle School building.

The instructors came from as far as Austin PD including Steve Jones, Bear Wilson, Kyle Coffee and Matt Biasatti.

The first two days of training were over the Active Attack Integrated Response Course (AAIR). It is a 16-hour performance level direct-delivery course designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, tele-communicator, and emergency medical services (EMS) in active attack/shooter events.

The course provides law enforcement officers with key medical skills based on tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) guidelines, which can be used at the point of injury (POI) to increase survivability of victims. The course also provides a model framework for law enforcement, fire, and EMS to integrate responses during an active attack/shooter event through the rescue task force concept.

There were four agencies in attendance. The Sutton County Sheriff’s Office, Sonora Police Department, Sutton County EMS, and Schleicher County Sheriff’s Office.

The last three days of training were geared more toward medical. The “train the trainer” course includes the complete delivery of the Tactical Medical for Patrol Officers course of study as well as instructional techniques, local, methodology for delivering the course, scenario development, safety protocols and procedures, graded participant teach backs, graded skills assessments, remediation, course critiques, and evaluations.

Participants are provided with all lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, student manuals, and related courseware so that they are immediately prepared to deliver the Tactical Medical for Patrol Officers course at their home agency.

Three LMH employees along with Sutton County Sheriff’s Office, Sonora Police Department, Sutton County EMS, Schleicher County Sheriff’s Office, and Val Verde Sheriff’s Office took part in this training.