Our Story

Shortly after the 9/11 terror events, Dr. Hammesfahr was recruited by US Special Operations Command to help develop medical protocols for their Special Operations Medics. During the 10 years that he worked with them, he was approached by a number of law enforcement agencies to advise their Tactical Teams on developing a Tactical Medical Team (Tactical Emergency Medical Services – TEMS) that could support the SWAT teams in a hostile environment, using the principles developed for the military.

From those experiences, as world events developed and the number of Active Shooter/Domestic Terror incidents increased, the number of civilian dead and wounded also increased. It became obvious that the lifesaving skills that were being taught to Tactical Military and Law Enforcements units should also be taught to civilians who could then treat themselves or others using the principles of self aid/buddy aid (SABA) and Tactical Medicine.

As a result, Tactical Medical Consulting was formed with an instructor team experienced in both Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC). These programs allow non-medical civilians to be trained in the life saving interventions in the case of hemorrhage, airway obstruction, and chest injury.


JF Rick Hammesfahr, MD

Medical Director

As a member and chairman of the Curriculum and Examination Board (CEB) of United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) from 2003 until 2012, the CEB was charged with developing the Advanced Tactical Paramedic (Practitioner) program for the Special Operations Command Medics. In 2007, he was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal by th...

A portrait of David Collins, EMT–P

David Collins, EMT – P

Chief Tactical Medical Instructor

Lt. Collins is a member of the City of Marietta Police Department S.W.A.T. team and co-founder of the Tactical Emergency Medical Support unit for Marietta P.D. Before coming to Georgia, David Collins was a founding member of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department Tactical Emergency Medical Services Unit which coordinated with Sacramento Cou...


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