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In May 1997, the Richardson Fire and Police Departments joined forces in establishing the Tactical Medic Team. This team of five Fire Fighter/ Paramedics and one Tactical Physician give medical, fire and special operational support to the Police Departments SWAT Unit.

Each member has a minimum of three years Fire/EMS experience and has undergone a strenuous selection process. After being assigned to the team, each member is sent to a basic SWAT school and Tactical Medic courses given throughout the country.

The Tactical Medic Team trains with the SWAT unit eight to sixteen hours a month in addition to special training sessions held throughout the year. The Team responds with the SWAT Unit on every mission and training event.

Examples of missions:

  • Hostage Rescue
  • Barricaded Persons
  • High Risk Warrants
  • Dignitary Protection Details
  • Civil Disturbances
  • Public Relations Events
 Photo of SWAT Team with medic Photo of SWAT Team and Medics walking
 Photo of SWAT Team with equipment Photo of SWAT Team posed in front of vehicle 
Last updated: 12/3/2011 2:49:33 AM