Tactical Medical Team

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

Each member has undergone a strenuous selection process. After being assigned to the team, each members are sent to a basic SWAT school and Tactical Medic courses provided 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 all mission and training events.

Examples:

  • 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