Tactical Preparedness Essentials


When it comes to treating patients, your safety is most important. A threat to your security can be imposed at any moment. This course will teach you the tactics of scene safety, patient-threat analysis, and mitigation of an immediate threat.



This 8-hour course prepares healthcare professionals to anticipate and react to threats with limited resources. Whether you are EMS, a hospital, an extended care facility, or a medical office, this program will prepare you to expect the unexpected.

Topics Covered

  • Tactical Scene Assessment

  • Situational Awareness

  • Patient-Threat Analysis

  • Mental Health Warnings

  • Self-Protection / Body Armor

  • Substance-Induced Psychosis

  • Crew Resource Management

  • Utilization of Limited Resources



Alan Heckman, MSPAS, PA-C, NRP, NCEE, PHPE

Mr. Heckman is a board certified physician assistant and a nationally accredited paramedic and EMS educator; with twenty years of experience in healthcare, specializing in Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, and Cardiothoracic Surgery / Critical Care. In addition to being the owner of EMS Education Solutions, LLC, he is an Assistant Professor at DeSales University and has served as Course Director for their Behavioral Medicine course.


Jason Tartalone, NRP, WEMT-P, TP-C

Mr. Tartalone is a 12 year veteran of the U.S. Army and has spent considerable time in Afghanistan serving as a senior medic for a scout and infantry company where he earned his Combat Medical Badge. Mr. Tartalone is a nationally registered Paramedic and has been active in EMS for 14 years as an EMS practitioner and educator. He is now a current NAEMT Affiliate for AMLS, PHTLS, TECC & TCCC. He is also our lead NASAR Instructor and Evaluator.

EMS Education Solutions is a fully accredited Training Institute by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS

P. (484) 239-4549

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