The Tactical Medical (TACMED) Challenge 2018 is the Third Annual multifaceted approach to the ongoing professionalizing of the tactical medical community. It is first and foremost an unprecedented educational symposium coupled with a challenging competition that fosters teamwork and improves the skill sets of both the medical operator and non-medical operator.
Each event will have four (4) competitors, all capable of engaging in handgun and shoulder fired weapons courses of fire. All team members will shoot specific, documented courses of fire. The obstacle course will have five (5) competitors.
Each events competition team requires a minimum of one (1) medic possessing an active (non-expired) state EMT certificate/license; or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMT certification "or higher"; and certified in one (1) or more of the following:
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) through the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT);-or-
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) through the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians;-or-
Tactical Paramedic - Certified (TP-C) through the International Board for Specialty Certifications (IBSC);-or-
Advanced Tactical Paramedic (ATP) through the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Competition teams will deliver casualty care in accordance with the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Guidelines as prescribed by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Guidelines as prescribed by the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC)
An entering team can have up to total of six (6) registered competitors. However, a minimum of one (1) medic will be assigned to the competition team at all times.