In 2014, MDERS convened a Tactical Emergency Casualty Care workgroup to support the development of the TECC Capability in the Maryland-National Capital Region. TECC serves as a set of best practice treatment guidelines for trauma care in an austere environment. This capability was initially designed to provide law enforcement officers with the training and supplies to treat specific injury patterns on themselves or other law enforcement officers.
Following the training and initial deployment of these supplies, an unintended positive outcome was that law enforcement officers were utilizing this capability to provide treatment to the general public more so than themselves and other officers. Due to this, the TECC Capability was expanded to include training and the deployment of supplies to both MCFRS and PGFD.
For more information contact Hannah Thomas at hannah.thomas1@Maryland.gov