Rescue Task Force Training

Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction - A Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services

The Preparedness of State and Local Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services is one of the major initiatives of the United States Department of Homeland Security. The Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction course provides a unified response capability amongst these disciplines with proven tactics, techniques and procedures for a follow up response to a neutralized or mitigated hostile event. Once the threats are neutralized or contained, it is imperative to initialize Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services to assess, treat and transport mass casualty victims.

Course Description:

The Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction course covers 8 separate modules of instruction. The modules of instruction will be delivered over 3 days. The course is the follow up response to a neutralized or mitigated active shooter event, where Law Enforcement students learn to unify with Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services to conduct force protection and set up casualty collection points for medical personnel. The Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction course gives students instruction and practical application in the following areas:

  • Brief history of active shooter
  • Preparation, guidelines and definitions of hot, warm and cold zones
  • Unified Command
  • Unified Response and Law Enforcement force protection
  • Casualty collection points

Rescue Task Force Iowa

Student Testimonials

Great training, exceeded my goals. All material was relevant. Our agencies at this course are looking forward to pushing this out to the rest of the officers and beginning joint agency training based on the principles taught at this course. ~ James O'Keefe: Law Enforcement Officer

This course was far beyond my expectations. I hope that our communities will continue to build on this foundation and I expect to be incorporating more training experiences with GTI. ~ Steve O'Neil: Emergency Management Coordinator

The subject matter was taught with a depth and understanding that only comes from experience and critical analysis of the program itself. This creates a level of undisputed credibility and feasibility that makes buying-in easy and comfortable. ~ Ben Shockey: Medical Officer

Appreciated emphasis on Law Enforcement and Fire Department working together - never been to a training where that was more effectively done. ~ Dean Hess: Fireman

This was top notch training from a top notch group. I really enjoyed it a lot! Not only because we got to work with such a great group of trainers, but local LE as well. It definitely helped draw us together even better. Thank you very much! ~ Greg Nicholas: Fireman

All three guys put 100% heart into teaching this class. They were very helpful and knowledgeable with all the info provided. They would dictate things when needed throughout. This training is one that every department should make mandatory. Best Active Shooter Training to Date!! ~ Jo Shannon: Law Enforcement Officer

Who Can Attend:

The course is open to Law Enforcement, Military personnel, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services. Each potential student will show or verify employment prior to course registrations.

Tuition Includes:

  • A Minimum of two instructors (One from LE - One from Fire/EMS)
  • Student manual
  • Course consumable items
  • Additional equipment, weapons or gear to supplement as needed

Required Individual Equipment:

  • Duty gear / Duty uniform for 3 days of training
  • Ear Protection
  • Eye Protection
  • Additional equipment for law enforcement personnel
    • Agency Issued Weapons
    • Ballistic Helmet
    • Ballistic Vest

Download the Rescue Task Force Student Registration Form

Contact GTI, by calling 803-259-1935 or emailing, and we can provide written proposal to attend training. An option to assist with funding to attend this course is GTI's Asset Trading Program (ATP). Click the link in the menu above to find out more about this program.