Authors: Representative Wendy McNamara
Co-authors: Representative Ronald Bacon, Representative Dennis Zent, Representative Karlee Macer
Sponsors: Senator Douglas Eckerty, Senator Ed Charbonneau, Senator James Arnold
Requires the department of homeland security (department) to develop core curriculum requirements and standards for tactical emergency casualty care training programs (TECC programs) for: full-time firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians, advanced emergency medical technicians, and paramedics (first responders). Requires first responders to successfully complete an eight hour basic level TECC program conducted: (1) as part of the first responder's basic training, if basic training is completed after December 31, 2017; or (2) before July 1, 2020, if the officer completes basic training before January 1, 2018. Allows the department to accredit the TECC programs of certain third parties and the TECC programs of third parties that meet the department's core curriculum requirements and standards. Requires the department to develop core curriculum requirements and standards for programs to instruct individuals on becoming a TECC program trainer (trainer programs). Requires the department to consult and cooperate with the law enforcement training board and the emergency medical services commission to develop core curriculum requirements and standards for TECC programs and trainer programs. Allows the department to consult, cooperate, or contract with certain colleges or universities, or other individuals or entities, for the development of TECC programs and trainer programs.