Medical Team Training - Instructor Lead Training

Jan 31 - Feb 3, 2023

FEMA EQ# 2021-003

Course is Full - Registration is Closed

US&R Training

Medical Specialist

Registration is closed

Training in Advanced Medical Care for Victims and Team Members
including K9’s in all-hazard austere environments during a disaster.

The national Urban Search & Rescue FEMA US&R Response System Medical Team Specialist (MTS) Course is being presented at the Florida State Fire College US&R Training Center in Ocala. This equivalent course delivery is strictly structured under FEMA curriculum standards and designed to fulfill initial training requirements for Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Medical Specialist (Medic) and Medical Team Managers (Physicians). 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 Training at Florida State Fire College 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. Campus has limited dorm housing,
cafeteria, lounge area and WIFI. State of Florida COVID Guidelines are followed.


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: $2,895 includes, CBT Course 9P3130, course materials, certificates, and CME’s.


On-site housing and meal plan are additional and available at discounted rates through the FSFC. (352) 369-2818


Course Registration: Currently open to Federal, State and Local First Responders, Military, and Hospital Personnel.

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
  • Search Locate Assess Monitor “SLAM”
  • Wound care and irrigation


– Taking Good Medicine to Bad Places® –


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