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Storm Specialized Tactics for Operational Rescue and Medicine Training

GTI Training Facility Hosts - Specialized Tactics for Operational Rescue and Medicine

The Center of Operational Medicine (COM) within the Department of Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services at Georgia Regents University has a long history of providing medical training and operational support to law enforcement and the Department of Defense. Many of our faculty, residents, and prehospital personnel/instructors have extensive tactical medicine experience, including service as sworn law enforcement officers, SWAT medics and physicians, Special Forces, and special mission unit operators.

The COM Office of Tactical and Military Medicine overseas initiatives related to the provision of Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) to federal, state, and local government agencies. The COM closely collaborates with the National TEMS (NTEMSC), which is a national body of tactical medicine subject matter experts representing dozens of law enforcement, fire, and EMS agencies, to develop and promote science, competency, and practice-based standards for TEMS. The NTEMSC has identified 17 critical competency domains for TEMS training and developed corresponding learning objectives, which serve as the foundation for the COM's Specialized Tactics for Operational Rescue and Medicine (STORM) family of training courses.

For more information, visit Georgia Regents University Website or give them a call at 706-721-3548

The competency domains covered in S.T.O.R.M.™ courses include:

  1. Tactical Combat Casualty Care Methodology/Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
  2. Remote Assessment and Surrogate Care
  3. Rescue and Extraction
  4. Hemostasis (hemorrhage control)
  5. Airway
  6. Breathing
  7. Circulation
  8. Medication Administration
  9. Casualty Immobilization
  10. Medical Planning
  11. Force Health Protection
  12. Environmental Factors
  13. Mechanisms and Patterns of Injury
  14. Medical Legal Aspects of TEMS
  15. Hazardous Materials
  16. Mass Casualties
  17. Tactical Familiarization

The STORM™ family of courses that are available through the COM to interested individuals and agencies are: STORM™ - Medical Provider, STORM™ - Operator, STORM™ - First Responder, STORM™ - Medical Director and Law Enforcement & First Response Tactical Casualty Care (LEFR-TCC). Each course consists of classroom didactics, hands-on skill stations, and tactical scenario-based training to prepare students to safely and effectively handle medical emergencies in tactical and austere environments.


Students must be employed by a public safety agency, emergency medical service, local, state, or federal agency, law enforcement, fire service, or any branch of the military service. (Personnel who do not fit into these categories will be considered on a case-by-case basis). Applicants must provide proof of employment by submitting a letter of recommendation from a supervisor on company letterhead. If the student does not have a letter of endorsement from a law enforcement agency, he/she must provide a background check processed through a law enforcement agency from the individual's state of residency within 30 days of the course.

Uniform and Equipment:

Students should come to the courses with their complete duty uniform, including tactical vest, body armor, helmet, eye protection, elbow and kneepads, etc. Privately owned or organization issued weapons are not needed for the course. Students will be issued a training individual first aid kit (IFAK) to be used during the training period.

S.T.O.R.M.™ Training Facility:

S.T.O.R.M.™ courses can be held at the Government Training Institutes (GTI) Joint Operations Center (JOC), a state-of-the-art tactical training facility located in Barnwell, South Carolina.  GTI was founded in 2003 to address the tactical needs of U.S. law enforcement and military through research-based training.  GTI is a premiere training site with indoor and outdoor locations well suited to tactical medicine.


GTI training facility is well suited for military and law enforcement courses.   We can customize the curricula and training site to fit your organization’s tactical mission.  Onsite course pricing is determined on an individual basis.  Please contact us for a quote. GTI training centers have sufficient classroom space (with A/V equipment), breakout rooms for small group skill stations, and suitable outdoor training area. The hosting facility may be asked to provide logistical support and secure equipment storage.