Authorised Firearms Officer Medical Training Enhanced Level

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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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Lazarus Training image of haemostatic agents being used

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

The full D13 syllabus, outlined in 2019, such as:

All Module two content PLUS:

Scene safety

Patient assessment/triage

Manual airway techniques

Patient positioning

Oropharyngeal airways

Nasopharyngeal airways


Manual inline stabilisation

Use of a pocket mask

Oxygen therpay with Hudson trauma mask and reservoir bag

Splinting of flail chest

Chest seals

Simple splintage of fractures

Direct pressure dressings/windlass technique/wound packing/indirect pressure


Haemostatic dressings

Pelvic splintage

Medical threat assessment

Toxic Hazard awareness

Decision making awareness

AED use [as per module 2]


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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