EMS850 – 16.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This class is designed to prepare ambulance providers with the information necessary to function as a Strike Team/Task Force leader in response to local, state, or national disasters. A Strike Team/Task Force could respond to prescheduled events, Multi-Casuality Incidents (MCI’s), disasters, or any event in which the demands for services exceed local response capabilities and if outside support is required.

Preparation, response, and demobilization procedures will be covered, as well as necessary information to ensure the safety and well-being of those assigned to the Strike Team/Task Force. The course will also cover basic information about the Incident Command System (ICS) and forms that the Strike Team/Task Force leader will be required to fill out during a deployment.


Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


  • Hazardous Materials (HazMat) First Responder Operations Course
  • Basic MCI Field Operations Course
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Awareness Course
  • 1 Year Experience


  • Duties and Responsibilities of the Strike Team/Task Force Leader
  • Equipment Standards (Personal, Ambulance, Strike Team)
  • Communications
  • Disaster Operations, Response, and Recovery
  • Resource Management
  • Incident Management and Incident Support
  • Demobilization

Suggested Audience

This class is intended for medical personnel who will potentially be assigned a leadership position in a mass casualty situation.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 1.00 hours – ACE

Other Information

This course is a flat fee-for-service delivery for up to 36 students, and will be delivered at a location chosen by the hosting jurisdiction.

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
EMS Training Program
Phone: (979) 458-2998 | Toll-Free: (979) 458-3533
Email: ems@teex.tamu.edu

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