Medical Team Training - Instructor Lead Training

MTT-0520 May 17-20, 2021

FEMA EQ# 2021-003

Course is Full - Registration is Closed


US&R Training

Medical Specialist

FEMA’s National Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Response System Medical Team Specialist(MTS) Course is being presented by Disaster Medical Solutions (DMS) at Florida State Fire College Training Center in Ocala. This equivalent course delivery is strictly structured under FEMA standards and curriculum, designed to fulfill the initial training requirements for Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Medical Specialist and Medical Team Managers. This course meets all of the requirements for US&R Medical Team Training. Team deployments, medical operations, health/safety, confined space medical and rescue techniques are addressed. FEMA US&R Course 9P3131



Course Hosted at: The Bureau of Fire Standards and Florida State Fire College Training Center – FLUSAR center.  An advanced world-class one of a kind premier disaster training facility with realistic, scalable, and integrated capabilities to ensure mission success for medical and rescue team members. State of the art complex located in Ocala, Florida creatively designed to host training for first responders, emergency management, and military. The campus has limited dorm style housing, cafeteria, lounge area and WiFi. On-site housing and meals are available.  State of Florida and FEMA COVID-19 protocols and guidelines will be implemented.


Course delivery by: Disaster Medical Solutions; (DMS) advances inter-agency response to incidents affecting public safety through specialized training and education, consultation, and exercise support.



Course Fee: $2,500 includes, course materials, certificates, and AMA CME’s. On-site housing and meal plan are additional and available at discounted rates through FSFC.



The purpose of the Disaster Medical Specialist course is to provide Emergency Responders with the same training received by federal US&R Medical Specialists and Medical Team Managers (Physicians). The course cadre includes credentialed federal instructors (medics, physician medical director, and veterinarian) providing a 4:1 student/instructor ratio.


This course is designed to meet the initial training requirements for Urban Search and Rescue Team Medical Specialist and Medical Team Managers. The Disaster Medical Specialist course was designed to provide classroom and practical field exercises for EMT-Paramedics, Registered Nurses, or Doctors that will deploy and respond with a structural collapse team to natural disasters or terrorist incidents. The Disaster Medical Specialist (DMS-5) course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities to confidently perform medical assessment and care at a structural collapse disaster scene due to natural disasters or terrorist incidents. This course exposes the student to the injuries consistent with structural collapses. A heavy focus is placed on providing medical care in a confined space collapsed austere environment.

This course meets and/or exceeds all recommendations made by NFPA 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents (2004), and NFPA 1006 Individuals Standards for Technical Rescue Professional Qualifications (2009) concerning medical issues.

Terminal Objectives

Course Topics:

  • Public Health and Environmental Issues
  • Injuries Specific to Entrapments and Structural Collapse Environments
  • Crush Syndrome, Confined Space Medicine, Field Amputations and Controversial Interventions
  • Confined Space Maneuvers, Immobilization, and Extrication Techniques
  • Patient Triage, Evaluation, and Treatment of Partially Accessible Patient
  • Patient Care, Monitoring, and Packaging Applications
  • Improvised Explosive Device and Blast Injuries
  • Practical Advanced Medical Skill Field Exercises in a “Real Rubble” Collapse Environment
  • CBRNE/WMD Medications
  • Search Canine Veterinary Care

*Curriculum guidelines; FEMA US&R Medical Team Training Program, PHTLS, OEMS, and TCCC Manuals.