Frequently Ask Questions


Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Can I miss any of the training?

Our Tactical Medicine Training is structured as a four-day comprehensive course intended to be fully completed. Due to the limited number of available seats, we highly discourage missing any portion of the training. However, we recognize the constraints of organizational duty time and are willing to make adjustments accordingly, per your Training Officer’s approval. It's crucial to participate in the entire curriculum to comprehend its breadth and depth thoroughly, and we are flexible in accommodating your scheduling needs.

  1. What time does the class start?

All classes start on a Thursday morning at 0800.

  1. What is the tuition refund policy for Individual Students?

If you decide to withdraw from the class more than 30 days before its commencement, you will receive a refund, albeit with a deduction of a $400 administrative fee. However, if you opt to withdraw within 30 days of the class start date, no refund will be issued, and your tuition will be carried over to the subsequent class. It's important to note that if you withdraw from the class for a second time, your tuition will not be transferred to any future classes. Additionally, it's worth mentioning that the department hosting the course must adhere to the contract guidelines.

  1. Do I need to bring any medical equipment to the school?

No. GAMS will supply all necessary medical equipment, including an Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) containing two tourniquets. While participants are permitted to bring their department-issued training equipment if they wish, it is not required.

  1. What gear will be needed for the course?

To make the training as realistic as possible, it is strongly recommended that you bring any department-issued tactical gear, including weapons.

  1. What is the medical training level to attend the course?

For the GFR course - Law Enforcement or any First Responder, and the TAM-P course, participants must be EMT-B, EMT-P, RN, or higher. This is due to the advanced medical procedures involved with the TAM-P course, such as advanced airway management, which may be challenging for those without relevant experience.

  1. How many hours of training?

The GFR and TAM-P courses use a hybrid method of training.

GFR is 16 hours online with an additional TCCC-ASM or TECC-LEO 8 hours of Hands-on Skills in One Day for a total of 24 hours of CEUs.

TAM-P is 30 hours online, TECC Provider 16 hours, and Hands-on Skills 24 hours over 4 days, for a total of 71 hours of CEUs.

  1. How can I secure Homeland Security or FEMA grants for attending these courses?

Individuals or departments should apply for grants with the assistance of their Training Officer or Grant Writer to complete the required forms. GAMS provides a list of approved grants on its website to aid in this process. GAMS does not prepare applications at this time but will supply any course material required during this process and advocate for students and the department.

If you have any further questions or concerns, don't hesitate to get in touch with us by phone, through the "Contact Us" section under the "About Us" tab on our website, or via email at