Commonwealth Criminal Justice Academy
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CCJA currently trains and provides military personnel, Department of Defense civilians and private military contractors with training in evading capture, survival skills and military code of conduct. Our expert instructions also train military and civilian personnel on all aspects of Personnel Recovery and surviving in a hostile environment Counterinsurgency (COIN), Cultural Awareness (CA) and Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape and High Risk Isolation.
CCJA certified SERE and PR instructirs hold advanced degrees and are cleared at the secret and top secret levels. Most of our SERE and PR instructors currently serve in the US military, USSOCOM/MARSOC/TRADET as officers or No-Commissioned Officers
This course can be taught in a 2/3/5 day format to suite client needs. For a full description see “Medical Training”. Phases include:
Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) are currently the leading cause of casualties to troops deployed in Iraq. These make shift bombs are being used by terrorists in menacing new ways to destroy property and lives. Integrating IED Defeat training into urban and convoy simulations helps war fighters obtain improved performance on the battlefield and most importantly prevents the loss of life.
Learn how to prepare for foreign travel, including vaccination requirements, we help lower the risk international travel health issues and provide the latest information and travel medicine.
The 5 day course focuses on enhancing the survivability of the operator while engaged in SOF operations in both urban and rural environments. This course was developed in response to the threat of insurgent activities in Iraq and Afghanistan, although the principles of the instruction apply to any high threat operating environment.
Through realistic scenarios, the instruction in Medical procedures, Firearms and Tactics deal with the physiological and psychological aspects of combat to reduce hesitation. This allows correct response to initial contact and maximizes the options available to the team for enhanced survivability. The training also provides opportunity to evaluate response under worse case conditions such as limited ammunition, small isolated groups of operators (2-4 personnel), wounded team-members and lack of immediate support.
This course will enhance the capabilities of the students who attend by developing increased survival skills and providing well trained instinctive responses to threats. The training is designed to be as realistic as possible to simulate the operator’s combat environment, while maintaining safety and control to ensure no personnel are injured and no equipment is damaged. The course of instruction is progressive, building each new subject on previously acquired skills. To maximize each student’s chance of success, sufficient instructors are made available to ensure no student falls behind in training, using break out training as needed.
The TCCC courseis a companion course to PHTLS for military and contractors who are preparing to be deployed in support of combat operations. Casualty care in this setting must be the best possible combination of good medicine and good small unit tactics. The critical thinking skills of the individual as both a tactical operator and a medical provider must be brought into play. The specifics of causalty care in the tactical setting will depend on the tactical situation, the injuries sustained by the causalty, and the management of the trauma patient. Within this educational program is emphasis on the need to rely on critical thinking and a strong base of knowledge to modify the care of the patient as required by the situation, the condition of the patient, knowledge and skill of the provider, and resources available at the time the care is needed. This is otherwise known as “Art and Science” of trauma care.
In the combat environment, the situation is very different from the civilian environment, the knowledge and skill of the first responder (who may not be a medic or a corpsman), and the medical equipment at hand dictate the specifics of causalty care in this setting. This is in contrast to an emergency department setting where the patient is the mission; on the battlefield care of causalties sustained is only part of the mission.
TCCC recognizes this fact and structures its guidelines to accomplish three primary goals:
In the combat environment many challenges exist that will affect patient care. Although the principles of trauma care must be carried out, the preferences used may change significantly. The TCCC program was developed to customize the principles of good trauma care for successful use on the battlefield.
The student Will learn the basic underlying structures in the human body that will provide a base to build from.
A standardized approach in caring for casualty is taught so that the non-medical person can understand and apply life saving principles.
Students will be taught best practice to control arterial bleeding. This is the “Number one leading preventable causes of death on the battlefield”. Using tourniquets, combat gauze, standard gauze and pressure to control bleeding this will be hands on exercise.
Learn how to open manage and protect the airway using adjuncts.
The second leading preventable cause of death on the battlefield is a tension pnuemothorax. Students will be able to recognize and treat this injury.
Learn what you able to do to provide care for an injury in the abdominal region.
Students will learn to control non-life threatening bleeding and support underlying fractures, as well as open fractures.
In the out of the hospital setting, students are train to care and manage these types of injuries.
Students learn how to treat an injury to the eye.
Students learn how to recognize and treat for shock.
CCJA's Tactical Medicine course is a military & law enforcement agency private security contractor based program designed for EMS and medical professionals of all levels of training and offers a 1 week (40 Hour) comprehensive tactical medicine curriculum. CCJA integrates both medical and tactical education; hands on training, scenario based teaching, firearms instruction and personalized attention.
The course covers the essential curriculum of tactical medicine, including tactical patient assessment, expedient extrication and evacuation, and self-defense skill. It also goes into depth about the specialized equipment and techniques used by medicine professionals with TEMS training and certification.
This course is open to First Responders, EMT's. Enhanced, Intermediate, Paramedics, Navy Corpsman, Army Medics, Air Force PJs, Nurses, Physicians Assistants, Physicians and Surgeons that are actively involved in providing emergency medical support for military and law enforcement or private security and special operation teams.
American College of Emergency Physicians. Tactical Medical Essentials. ISBN 9780763778217.
The EMT course is designed to provide training to prepare an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to provide basic life support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of pre-hospital patient care.
Upon successful completion of the EMT course students will be capable of performing:
CCJA’s one day driving course is an intensive course designed to provide classroom and practical training on driving techniques used by driving professionals to identify and evade terrorist and criminal threats in the tactical environment. Training emphasizes mental preparedness to evaluate situations and react effectively. Students will learn to escape and evade from a variety of ambush and assault scenarios:
Realistic training provides students with the critical skills that are needed in life threatening situations encountered while performing job/mission for Police, Military or Security personnel as well as the armed citizen.
This is a 2 Day course with 2 distinct classes:
Training designed to give the basic knowledge and practice (dry/wet ditching) to military and contract crew members so that they may react adequately when a water or land ditching occurs. This program is designed to assist flight crew and cabin crew members to survive in any situation through knowledge and hands-on experience with survival equipment
CCJA's tactical courses focus on enhancing the operator's ability to prevail while engaged in combat in semi permissive and non permissive operations in both urban and rural environments. The core course curriculum was developed in response to the threat of insurgents activities in Iraq and Afghanistan; although, the principles of the instructions apply to any high threat operating environment.
Through lessons learned as well as current down range operator debriefs, the training is tailored to deal with the physiological and psychological aspects of combat to reduce hesitation. This allows correct response to initial contact and maximizes the options available to the team for enhanced survivability.
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