Every dangerous situation faced by a particular region requires a team of counter terrorists, who are ready to respond as soon as the situation arises. These men and women are trained to act swiftly and accurately to any threat or terrorism attack. Joining specialized, tactical counter terrorism training is no easy achievement, as every single participant has to go through many hardcore tests and trials to be even considered. Also, many training programs for counter terrorism require previous military or law enforcer experience before you can even present your application to join in.
Every program is designed to maximize the effectiveness in fighting terrorism and can be applied to almost every field of military or police actions. Most counter terrorism programs provide training in escape from captivity, tactical medicine, tactical shooting, how to counter ambushes, defensive tactics, dealing with suicide bombers, car bombs, IED's and Alarms.
Escaping from captivity
This particular section of the program will teach you how to escape when tied by a rope, handcuff, duct tape or wire. You will also learn how to deal with emotional and psychological abuse that your captor might induce to extract sensitive information. How to survive beheading attempts, executions by firearms, drowning attempts and edged weapons executions types. You will also acquire experience in stealth tactics, deceptive approach while escaping, dark environments work, sabotaging enemy pursuits, avoiding sensors, countering car-jacking and how to drive an escape vehicle.
When it comes to transportation you will be thought to start a vehicle without using a key, defense against physical attacks while driving, managing team of hostages to successfully escape the area, neutralizing enemy guards, deceptive use of booby traps to secure your escape, checking the vehicle for various types of explosives and explosive devices.
The training also includes how to manipulate your surroundings to escape captivity while using objects like electricity, pipes and other suitable items. Escape tactics when you find yourself in a severe situation where convoy has been destroyed and you have to safely extract one or more targets. And even how to effectively fight after being wounded or partially immobilized by the enemy.
Proper Use of Tactical Medicine
This part of the counter terrorism program is about teaching participants how to properly use tactical medicine in a combat environment, provide care under life-threatening conditions, how to set priorities under fire for administering first aid, body search and trauma casualty assessment, managing airways, treatment for open and closed chest wounds and proper decompression. Members will also learn how to deal with tension pneumothorax, how to set up an efficient triage system, hemorrhage and bleeding management with tourniquets and hemostatic agents usage, basic life support with artificial respirators, proper immobilization of cervical injuries; dealing with musculo-skeletal injuries, emergency wounds care and managing infections.
Prime focus of tactical medicine course also includes dealing with environmental injuries (sun burns, frostbites, drowning), chemical burns and blast injuries, what methods to use while transporting your gear while on the scene. Which is the right equipment and supplies for tactical medical kit, efficient medical kit development while being equipped for combat, extraction and movement of the patient, tactical medical decisions and medical-legal issues that might occur after treatment.
A thorough tactical shooting course participant will gain the following skills: tactical point shooting, operations with rifle and pistol (basic and advance training), how to adjust to sight picture and properly align sight. Instinctive, reactive and simulative shooting skill will also be thought to participants, as well as procedures for drawing weapons, magazine changes, fast and precised one hand magazine change, kneel shooting, prone position shooting, surprising fire – shooting while failing back, shooting under the injury and disorientation, motion shooting.
Using cover is also an important part of any counter terrorist training so members will also receive skills for cover and around cover shooting, moving vehicle shooting, immediate action drills – how to quickly recover from weapons jams, fluid transitions from pistol to rifle and back, dynamic movement - forward backward motions also known as bounding. Other dynamic drills while using handguns and assault rifles, exercises on how to deal with high emotional and mental pressure when tension rises; and also basic skills for weapons disarmament.
All the courses based around such training are designed for maximum efficiency and will prepare military or law enforcer personnel for any scenario that might require counter terrorism actions. Training for counter terrorism is physically and mentally exhausting and only the toughest trainees will have the will and physical expertise to successfully complete all of the courses.