Authorised Firearms Officer Standard Medical Training

Man lying on floor, blood near leg, unresponsive.

Authorised Firearms officer standard medical training is for?

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

How long is it?

Our Authorised Firearms Officer standard medical training is normally a three day course. Our AFO medical training day typically lasts from 0930 to 1630, though these times can be adjusted to meet your needs. Training can be extended by running medical elements to existing tactical training.

What is covered?

The full D13 syllabus, such as:

Initial Scene Management and scene assessment

Gathering information pertinent to a casualty

Dealing with an unconscious casualty

Dealing with a casualty who is convulsing/having a seizure

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Performing BLS on an adult, child or infantManagement of a choking adult, child or infant

The recovery position

Management of a casualty in shock

Ballistic injury

Management of a casualty who is bleeding

Management of a casualty with chest, head or spinal injury

Management of a casualty with chest pain or fainted

Management of a casualty with a skeletal injury

Management of a casualty with Eye injuries

Management of infection

Automated External Defibrillator [where used]

Our course also covers: Triage; Road Traffic Collisions.

All our Authorised Firearms officer standard medical training is highly practical, focused on the realities of providing 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]. We are now developing a website specifically for the D13 firearms medical training, firearms, visit it to find out more.

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