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Rescue Task Force

Historically, EMS providers staged a safe distance away from an active shooter incident, outside of the warm zone until police secured the scene. Not until then were EMS personnel permitted access to victims.This practice is being phased out and replaced by the Rescue Task Force, a more patient-centric approach focused on life-saving. RTF members are outfitted with ballistic vests and helmets, and are specifically trained and equipped to deal with ballistic, blast and other violence-induced trauma. Rescue Task Forces and tactical medics are different, but both supplant the old paradigm whereby EMS stands by until all is clear. Rescue Essentials offers ballistic vests, ballstic helmets from Team Wendy and Batlskin, as well as Smith Optics' unrivaled eye protection. Please contact us if you need something not shown on this page.