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Special Response Team/Tactical S.R.T. Paramedic

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  • SRT was formed to provide close medical support to SRT Officers during training, search and/or arrest warrants, and any operation outside the scope of normal police operations.
  • The Coral Springs Tac-Medic Team was the first in Broward County to provide medical assistance in conjunction with SRT as a fully operational team during a high-risk operation.
  • The Special Response Team and Tac-Medics will respond to any incident deemed as a potential hazard for responding medical personnel, as well as police personnel.
  • These incidents include, but are not limited to responding to violent citizens, barricaded subjects, hostage situations, search warrant service, dignitary protection service, and drug-related incidents.
  • The SRT medics have participated and placed highly in numerous competitions.
  • The Coral Springs Fire Department established the SRT medic program in conjunction with the Police Department’s Special Response Team (SRT) in 1999. The team was formed to provide close medical support to SRT Officers during training, search and/or arrest warrants, and any operation outside the scope of normal police operations. The members of the team are chosen based on a selection process involving a physical ability tryout, oral interview, and experience. The team members are required to attend Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) while maintaining a demanding training schedule in order to be active on the team.

    The Tac-Medic Team was the first in Broward County to provide medical assistance in conjunction with SRT as a fully operational team during a high-risk operation. The Special Response Team and Tac-Medics will respond to any incident deemed as a potential hazard for responding medical personnel, as well as police personnel. These incidents include, but are not limited to responding to violent citizens, barricaded subjects, hostage situations, search warrant service, dignitary protection service, and drug-related incidents.

    The Special Response Team consists of members that have been pre-selected by both Fire and Police Administrations to deal with incidents of a particularly unique nature. The selected members require special training, education, and equipment to perform in accordance with the current Standing Orders. All matters of the Special Response Team will be subject to the Chain of Command of the Coral Springs Police Department Special Response Team.

    The SRT medics have participated in numerous competitions including the International Tactical Emergency Medical Support (ITEMS), which brings TEMS providers from around the world to compete in a simulated “real time” style competition involving tactical emergencies and working with other SRT teams. The Coral Springs SRT Medics have placed numerous times including 2nd and 3rd with members on two different teams in 2002 (Toronto, Ca), 2nd in 2003 (Dallas, TX) and eventually taking 1st place in 2004 in Virginia Beach, VA. Members of the team are often used to provide tactical medical training to the Police Department, and surrounding Departments, as many of the team members are instructors for Tactical Combat Casual Care (TCCC).