The Tactical EMS School 35 Years of Service

By Todd Burke, Jim Weiss, and Mickey Davis

In September 2022, the Tactical Emergency Medical Services (EMS) School celebrated 35 years of continuous service of its annual training program at Camp Ripley, Minnesota.

Begun in 1987 as a three-day Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) course, the program has grown into its current form as a 77-hour, six-day opportunity for basic and advanced first responders to learn how to function as the medical component for police and civilian tactical teams, ...