Description: The main objective of the module is to understand the basic principles and actions appropriate in caring for casualties in the Care Under Fire phase.

Additional areas covered:

  1. Evaluate participants on taking critical decisions at the point of injury while being under fire.
  2. Demonstrate techniques that can be used to quickly move casualties to cover while the unit is engaged in a firefight.

Objectives: Upon completion students will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of firepower supremacy in the prevention of combat trauma.
  2. Implement a holistic approach of treating a casualty in a hostile environment (particularly under fire).
  3. Recognize life-threatening bleeding in the tactical combat setting and apply the recommended tourniquet to the limb.

The duration of the module is 7 training hours.