Wiesbaden, Germany – Team One Network Instructors, John Meyer, Steve Johnson, Dr. Lorenzo Paladino, Tim Sharpee, Andy Ruhland, Ecko Neibergall, Gary Monreal, and Joe Willis conducted a Rapid Response Workshop for 26 first responders from 3 countries; 10 US Army Military Police, 14 German Polizei, and 2 Austrian Police.
The two-day workshop covers several aspects of responding to critical incidents:
Participants get hands-on experience in breaching thanks to RuhlTech Engineering. The company shipped two doors and dozens of breaching tools to ensure everyone had plenty of opportunities to train.
TSSI provided casualty care training equipment for Dr. Paladino to deliver the medical portion of the training. During the tactical combat casualty care (TC3) session, Doc gave a brief refresher on essential concepts of TC3 and then immediately took the participants out to put their knowledge to the test during a simulated active shooter scenario.
Low Light operations are part of the day to day for police officers and training for it is a must. Streamlight Inc. provides a wide array of flashlights for the training to allow participants to try a variety of low light techniques. Since the training was conducted in the Army’s Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) site the location provided the perfect amount of tactical angles and building layouts to test even the most experienced police officers.
RedMan and Simunition each provided equipment and ammunition for the safest and realistic training possible. By adding the realism of hands-on defensive tactics and use of force options the participants were required to make adaptive decisions and escalate force appropriately – one of the most critical skills for first responders.