Tactical Medical Consulting

Preparing Your Team For Real-World Situations

In this increasingly violent and uncertain world, random acts of violence often occur. From workplace shootings to mass casualty incidents and bombings, the innocent are injured. The fate of those injured often lies in the hands of the initial medical provider. While teaching Basic Life Support (BLS) for heart attack victims is now routine, most Law Enforcement Personnel, security personnel and civilians have no training in the initial treatment of trauma victims. The most preventable cause of death in a violent situation is hemorrhage. Doesn’t it make sense to educate First Responders, Law Enforcement and civilians in the basic principles that would allow treatment of trauma victims? The staff of Tactical Medical Consulting teaches the principles of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care and Tactical Combat Casualty Care. Our goal is to give you the knowledge to save a life.

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Tactical Medical Products

We offer many many high-quality tactical medical products that have been tested in the field by numerous first responders and combat medical personel. If you would like more info about the various products that we offer, please fill out the form above and we will contact you.

Bleed Kit.

First Responder Bleeding Control Kits

Life threatening bleeding can occur from everyday emergencies such as vehicle crashes, incidents involving farming equipment or public transportation, accidental injuries from natural disasters like tornadoes, and inflicted injuries from man-made disasters such as shootings and bombings. The Individual Bleeding Control Kit is designed to provide essential equipment that empowers the general public to take action as immediate responders in stopping life threatening bleeding.


CAT – GEN 7 (Combat Applications Tourniquet)

  1. Allows for faster application and effective slack removal resulting in decreased blood loss and fewer windlass turns to achieve arterial occlusion
  2. Simplified training with single protocol directions for all applications
Quick Clot.

QuikClot Bleeding Control Gauze

QuikClot Bleeding Control Z-fold Dressing from North American Rescue is the premier gauze available to stop bleeding of superficial wounds, minor cuts, and abrasions. Utilizing the same fast-acting technology adopted by the US military for years to save lives.

Tactical Medical Consulting Book.

Tactical Emergency Medical Support: The Tactical Medical Handbook by Rick Hammesfahr and Dave Collins

This manual is designed to serve as a starting point for the development and implementation of a Tactical Medical Emergency Support unit at the local level. It was originally developed for the Marietta, Georgia Special Weapons and Tactics Team and the Tactical Emergency Medical Support unit which was formed in 2005. As the TEMS unit evolved, this manual was developed. Due to demand and interest, it has been revised for more general application. PURCHASE NOW!

About Our Founders

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 2002 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 the Command Surgeon of USSOCOM.

While in this capacity, in 2005, he was asked by the City of Marietta to develop a Tactical Emergency Medical Support unit for the SWAT team. As Medical Director for the TEMS unit, he has overseen the program development and training.

He has taught numerous courses on Tactical Medicine. His positions include:

  • Medical Director, Tactical Emergency Medical Support Unit, Marietta Police/Fire Department, Marietta, Ga. 2005 – present.
  • CONTOMS (Counter Narcotics and Operational Medical Support), Faculty, 2009 – present.
  • Tactical Medical Instructor, Center for Operational Medicine, Georgia Health Sciences University, 2012 – present
  • Faculty/Curriculum advisor – The Tactical EMS School, 2012 – present
  • Committee – Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC), Board of Advisors, 2012 – present.
  • Board Member, United States Special Operations Command, Curriculum and Examination Board, 2003 – 2011, Tampa, Florida.
  • Chairman, United States Special Operations Command, Curriculum and Examination Board, 2005 – 2011, Tampa, Florida.
  • Program Chair, Special Operations Medical Association, Tactical Medical Section, 2009-2011.

He is co-author, along with David Collins, of “Tactical Emergency Medical Support – A Field Manual”, now in its second edition.

David Collins, EMT – P Chief Tactical Medical Instructor

Sgt. 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 County Sheriff S.W.A.T.

Sgt. Collins is an instructor with Tactical Specialties Incorporated specializing in tactical combat casualty care and tactical operations. He has served as a police officer paramedic and firefighter paramedic since 1991.

Sgt. Collins is an active member of the Georgia Tactical Officer’s Association, and the National Tactical Officer’s Association. He is a Georgia POST certified Senior Instructor, and holds additional instructor certifications in Firearms, Defensive Tactics, and Emergency Medical.

With over 20 years of experience in the field as a Paramedic he has created tactical medical training programs for Marietta Police Department S.W.A.T team and TEMS unit with an emphasis on training S.W.A.T. operators in tactical medicine.

Sgt. Collins has participated as a subject matter expert in the development of the nationally recognized Board Certification examination for Tactical Medics (TP-C).