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Authorised Firearms Officer medical training [Enhanced Level] is aimed at who?

Officers or staff in [or about to become] an Authorised Firearms Officer medic or instructor role.

How long is it?

Our Authorised Firearms Officer medical training [Enhanced level] is normally five days. The course day typically lasts from 0930 to 1630, though these times can be adjusted to meet your needs. We can provide additional medical instruction support if the client decides to run an additional three day tactics and medicine package. On this we normally provide medical instructors, casualties, casualty simulation equipment etc.

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What is covered on Authorised Firearms Officer medical training at the Enhanced level?

The full D13 syllabus, such as:

Standard Level First Aid [including]

Scene management

Care of an unconscious casualty

Basic Life Support

Ballistic injuries

Automated External Defibrillation

Management of breathing problems

Use of haemostatic dressings

Treatment of abdominal wounds

Burns and scalds

Medical conditions such as diabetes


Our course also covers:

  • Triage;
  • Road Traffic Collisions
  • Casualty evacuation [including in vehicles]

All our police medical training is highly practical, focused on the realities of providing enhanced levels of medical care, often within a cordon. Our courses have been developed in conjunction with authorised firearms officers and chief firearms instructions, to ensure our police medical training meets the real life needs of the delegates.

Our training courses include a large amount of scenario based learning and practice, using casualty scenarios relevant to the firearms team. Our training kit reflects the medical kits carried by the enhanced level authorised firearms officer and allows then to train as they deploy. For some detail on our approach to casualty simulation and scenarios visit our Training Scenarios and Simulations page.

Successful completion of our training course now leads to a qualification/certificate from the Royal College of Surgeons [Edinburgh].

Authorised Firearms Officer Medical Training Enhanced Level international type

We can also offer an “international” version including content for those working in hostile or remote locations including the care of a casualty in a delayed setting. Details of the type of training this covers can be found here. Each of these courses are designed as bespoke packages, so please contact us on the details below.

Call 0800 242 5210, email us on or use the contact form to discuss your needs.

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