Self Protection of Emergency Personnel

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Self Protection of Emergency Personnel

This is a classed designed to prepare Emergency Personnel to be able to recognize and avoid dangerous situations; and defend themselves if needed.

This is a 10 hour course on developing the defensive mindset and skills necessary for Emergency Personnel  The course will cover levels of awareness, scene safety, mental maps, pre-violence indicators, cycle of aggression, de-escalation model, and physical protection techniques.
 
Course Outline
  1. Wavier and Disclaimer
  2. Objectives
  3. Prepare
    1. Statistics
    2. Everyone is a Target
    3. Clothing and PPE
    4. Frequent Hot-Zones
    5. Tools
    6. Your Responsibility and the Law 
  1. Recognize
    1. Situational Awareness
    2. Mental Map
    3. Using Your Sixth Sense
    4. Is the Scene Safe?
    5. Call Indicators
    6. Windshield Survey
    7. Positioning the Rig
    8. Treating the Patient
    9. Quick Survey – The Building
      1. Drug Paraphernalia
      2. Weapons
      3. Animals
      4. People
      5. State of the Home
    1. Making a Mental Map
    2. Indicators
      1. People
      2. Vehicles
      3.  Patient Warning Signs – Verbal
      4. Patient Warning Signs – Non-Verbal
    1. Cycle of Aggression
      1. Phase 1 – Calm and Non-threatening
      2. Phase 2 – Verbally Agitated
      3. Phase 3 – Verbally Hostile
      4. Phase 4 – Verbally Threatening
      5. Phase 5 – Physically Threatening
      6. Phase 6 – Physically Violence 
  1. Avoid
    1. The OODA Loop
    2. Patient/Provider Positioning Considerations
    3. Use of Restraints for Safety During Transports
    4. De-Escalation
    5. De-Escalation Technique
      1. Listen
      2. Empathy
      3. Ask
      4.  Paraphrase
      5. Summarize
    1. De-Escalation Tips
    2. De-Escalation Activities
  1. Defense
    1. Methods of Defense
    2. Stances – 60 – 40 – Slight step back with hands up and openCounters – 
    3. Redirection and off setting balance (Leverage)
      1. Punches
      2. Kicks
      3. Grabs
    4. Use of Own Body – Stepping in and out of attacker and redirecting there energy away or against them
    5. Knowledge and Attitude
      1. Weapon Knowledge – Awareness of use can help in understanding of control through use of redirect and counter.
        1. Body
        2. Head
        3. Elbow
        4.  Wands
        5. Knees
        6. Legs
        7. Feet
        8.  Balance
        9. Clear Min
        10.  Objects
          1. Handgun/rifle
          2.   Knife/Sword
          3. Club
          4.  Improvised Weapons
      2. Attack Defense – Reflect, Redirect, Sweep, and Counter
        1.  Unarmed against unarmed
        2.  Armed against unarmed
      3. Pressure Points – Used as deterrent and to create time to escape
        1.    Head
        2. Neck
        3. Arms
        4.  Legs
        5. Trunk
        6.  Feet
      4. Locks – Method of retaining attacker until help arrives
        1. Wrist
        2. Arm
        3. Leg
        4. Hair
      5. Falling Techniques – Utilizing falls as an ally not an enemy
        1. Roll outs
        2.  Slapping out
      6. Takedowns – Extended aggression follow through as a deterrent utilizing there balance against them
        1. Sweeps
        2. Throws
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