Loudon Co. deputies undergo advanced training to properly respond to a crisis

Loudon County deputies underwent advanced training to better equip themselves when a emergency crisis emerges.
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Published: May. 4, 2021 at 11:02 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -Loudon County Sheriff’s Office deputies underwent advanced training to better prepare themselves when a crisis emerges.

“Over the next several weeks, we have each patrol squad attending a two day course that is meant to provide them with the most up-to-date and advanced training available for law enforcement officers who find themselves needing to provide advanced life-saving care to either civilians or other teammates who are critically injured during an active shooter or ambush style event”, said Chief Deputy Jimmy Davis. “This training, which was offered free of charge to us, is just one way we want to prepare our deputies for anything they might encounter, because in today’s world, we have to think outside the box and prepare our folks to be a more diverse and knowledgeable law enforcement officer than ever before,” said Davis.

According to a release, the course is being taught by Loudon County Deputy Andrew Slemp free of charge.

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course teaches EMS practitioners, law enforcement and other prehospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in active and critical scenarios.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a certification as a TECC provider.

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