Rescue Task Force (RTF)

Definition

A mixed discipline ad-hoc unit with a security element, a medical element, and a team leader who operate in the Warm Zone to triage patients, provide Indirect Threat Care, and coordinate casualty evacuation to an Ambulance Exchange Point. The unit is typically comprised of two (2) law enforcement officers and two (2) EMS personnel, however staffing may vary based on incident need and local policy. Typically one law enforcement officer serves on point and the other rear guard, escorting the EMS personnel and providing security.

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