Too often, active threat incidents involve traumatic wounds to victims, including other first-responders. The responder should be able to manage initial care of traumatic wounds sustained by himself or herself or a victim. This should be attempted ONLY when tactically appropriate – that is when the threat has been neutralized.

  • Self/buddy aid
  • Traumatic wound (gun/ knife – control bleeding etc.)
  • Prioritize casualties (triage)
  • “ABCs” of life support


Photo courtesy of Forward Movement Training Center, Meridian, Idaho.