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Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy

Coordinating Emergency Response Efforts

Law enforcement, fire, and EMS personnel have distinct roles and areas of expertise, but violence and targeted attacks have made it necessary for the emergency response community to act as one team to stop threats and save lives.

A new mobile course called Rescue Task Force will guide first responders in creating a Rescue Task Force team. In the event of an ongoing violent act or explosive threat, the team would stabilize, treat, and remove the wounded from the scene while being protected by law enforcement.

Upon request, this mobile class will come to local departments to train and assess what responders need to do to develop a task force and determine how the task force would operate. Hosting agencies will need to provide space and audio/visual equipment.

The concept of a Rescue Task Force has been adopted by many agencies in Ohio and endorsed by:
  • Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy
  • State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire and Transportation Services (EMFTS Board)
  • Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association
  • Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Ohio Fire Chief’s Association
  • Ohio Homeland Security
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol
  • Ohio Association of EMS
  • Metropolitan Medical Response System
  • Ohio Emergency Management Agency
Cost: $400 per agency
NOTE: Contact Micah Stoll at micah.stoll@ohioattorneygeneral.gov to schedule this course