Tactical EMERGENCY casualty care (TECC)
Stop THe Bleed

Under fire (range day)

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This is a live-fire range day! 

We’ve combined aspects of our Pistol 1 and Critical Defender Handgun classes with our Stop the Bleed class to bring you our new  Live Fire TECC class!


Students will receive 2 certificates

  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care

  • Stop The Bleed 


We will meet at 8 am, at Draken Station in Van Nuys 7625 Hayvenhurst Av, #14, 91406 Van Nuys.

Instructor Ernesto Torres "Doc", Ex NAVY Corpsman will teach you live—in person, using training materials specially developed to teach bleeding control techniques. They will not only instruct you, they will be available to check your movements as you practice three different bleeding control actions. They will keep working with you until you demonstrate the correct skills to STOP THE BLEED® and save a life.

Students will learn the most current and effective methods for treating gunshot wounds and a multitude of life-threatening injuries that one might encounter in a gunfight or any other high-risk scenario. These techniques have been continually used and proven effective by police officers, military and first responders alike. Students will get hands-on experience throughout the class as they will practice these techniques at a number of workstations and through numerous scenarios.

For the second part of the day, we will commute to California Tactical Academy, 6700 Holser Canyon Rd, Piru, CA 93040.

Our Instructor's team will teach you life-saving interventions that will buy valuable time until further trauma care can be provided. Take the responsibility to learn how to save someone else’s life or your own in even the most dire of circumstances!

The guidelines cover: Care Under Fire (CUF), Tactical Field Care (TFC), Tactical Evacuation Care


The overall objective of TECC is to teach service members how to effectively treat combat casualties while preventing additional casualties and completing the mission at hand. The three phases of TECC include care under fire, tactical field care, and tactical evacuation care.

* Care Under Fire (CUF) outlines strategies using limited medical equipment to render care at the point of injury while the first responder and the casualty are still under hostile fire.

* Tactical Field Care (TFC) provides casualty care guidelines once the first responder and the injured combatant are no longer under hostile fire.

* The Tactical Evacuation Care (TACEVAC) phase begins once the casualty has been transferred to a transport aircraft or vehicle. During this phase, additional medical personnel and equipment may be available to provide augmented casualty care.

TECC has been shown to be very effective in saving lives on the battlefield. For this reason in 2005, the United States Special Operations Command required TECC training for all deploying combatants and not just medical personnel. The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have enabled the US Military to make numerous advances in battlefield care. This module will explain what TECC is and why you need to learn about it. Our military presently has the best casualty treatment and evacuation system in history. TECC is what will keep you alive long enough to benefit from it.

The key elements of TCCC include:

  •   Aggressive use of tourniquets

  •   Hemostatic dressings

  •   Airway positioning

  •   Tactically appropriate fluid resuscitation

  •   Improved battlefield triple-option analgesia

  •   Battlefield antibiotics

  •   Hypothermia prevention

  •   Combine good tactics and good medicine

  •   Scenario-based training

  •   Combat medic input to guidelines


  • Apply Israeli bandage

  • Wound packing

  • Apply Tourniquet

  • Get Certified

  • Save a life

This course includes:

  • Range Fees

  • Targets

  • Hearing Protection and Eye Protection

Required Equipment:

  • 100-150 Rounds of Handgun Ammunition ( Buying option at the range for $46/box of 50 rds)

  • Lunch, Water, Hat, and Weather Appropriate Clothing

  • Reliable Semi-Automatic Handgun or Revolver (rental option at the range for $10)

  • Extra Magazine or Speed Loader

  • Sturdy Handgun Holster and Magazine Holder

  • Sturdy Belt

This course is for intermediate shooters that understand basic marksmanship and possess safe gun-handling skills, alone and around others. This is not a beginner’s course, if the instructors consider you unsafe or unfit for the course you may be asked to leave at your expense. This is for your safety and the safety of the class. Attending our Fundamentals class or one similar prior is highly suggested. [PISTOL COURSE LEVEL 1]



Ernesto Torres

Ernesto was a Navy Corpsman Veteran who Served during Operation Enduring Freedom in support of the Global War against terrorism.

Ernesto was in charge of special operations and RHIB operations in Drug Enforcement and Anti-Pirate Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in Somalia. As a Combat Medic/Corpsman Ernesto was in charge of first aid, self-aid, buddy aid, tactical care under fire, and tactical field care training for RHIB crew/support crew operators.


Vincent Lopez

Vincent started his career in the US Army with the 10th Mountain Division, spending most of his service as a scout/sniper and being deployed to Southwest Asia and the Balkans in support of operations such as Desert Fox, Task Force Eagle and Operation Joint Guard.

  • NRA Certified Instructor

  • NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer


Jeremy Pellé

Jeremy started his career in the French Army with the 21st Marine Infantry Regiment, where he learned the values of integrity, loyalty, professionalism, also many ways and tactics used in warfare, especially in the African continent where he was deployed to maintain peace.