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New tactical EMS team offers support to law enforcement
Volunteers for Bryan County’s new tactical EMS team work through a training exercise. - photo by Photo porvided

Bryan County’s newly formed tactical EMS volunteer team has begun training and is prepared to respond to calls as needed.

The team is comprised of 15 Bryan County Emergency Services employees, all of whom volunteered for the squad, who are tasked with providing timely, lifesaving care to fellow public safety law-enforcement officers and citizens of Bryan County.

“We recently participated with training the City of Richmond Hill Police Department,” said Shannon Bancroft, Bryan County Emergency Services division/training chief. “Our goal in putting together this team is to provide a level of preparedness in the unlikely event that we are ever needed.”

All team members have successfully completed and passed a nationally accredited Tactical Emergency Casualty Care or Tactical Combat Casualty Care, physical fitness assessment and interview process. They are training alongside local law-enforcement officers in an effort to build a high level of trust and understanding between the different agencies.

Without this specialized training, emergency medical care could be delayed in the event of an attack until the threat has been mitigated for a certain amount of time, according to Bancroft.

“But through tactical EMS volunteer team, we can potentially provide the critical care needed to both law-enforcement officers and victims,” he said.

For more information, visit www.bryancountyga.org/government/departments-a-g/emergency-services or email bryancountyemergencyservices@gmail.com.

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