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D13 Enhanced FPOS skills based on clinical materials specifically designed for Police Officers in Specialist Roles  


certified by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care.


Many people across the world have prepared themselves to know what to do when someone collapses with a heart attack. But being able to act effectively after serious injury from bomb blast, gunshot and stabbing requires different knowledge and skills.

The D13 FPOS Enhanced skills training, certified by the Faculty of Prehospital Care of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is specifically designed for those in specialist roles such as firearms officers, those responsible for public order and officers of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency as well as officers of agencies such as the UK Border Agency and HM Revenue and Customs.

In the event of a multiple casualty incident, such as terrorist shooting or bombing, avoidable deaths can occur very quickly, particularly from bleeding out. Military experience from treating casualties in conflict has shown how vital immediate action in these circumstances can be.

The greatest threat to a patient after serious injury is time. When there is a shooting or stabbing incident the first priority for the emergency services is public safety meaning access to the injured may be delayed. The training behind the D13 FPOS Enhanced qualification empowers the public in these difficult situations to help themselves, their family and friends, and the wider community, while waiting for the emergency services.

The D13 FPOS Enhanced skills are accessible to the general public to use in the first minutes when there are multiple casualties from a shooting, stabbing or a bomb. We know that by having the knowledge and skills at the point of injury we can prevent avoidable deaths.

                                                                              You truly will become a life saver!


 Course Content


Tuition is followed up by supervised practical skill sessions and scenario-based moulages that cover the basic and advanced competencies required for certification and will cover training in tactical medical support, ballistic & blast injury and a systematic approach to the management of trauma.


The syllabus takes you beyond the important subject areas, particularly:


Basic Life Support & AED, Multiple Casualty Management & Triage, Medical planning and management as well as Haemostatic control, Tactical medical support including oxygen therapy, Trauma related emergencies and management, Environmental emergencies and management, Medical related emergencies and management, Ballistic and blast injuries management, Casualty extrication and evacuation, Extensive scenario-based practical skills training


"the golden hour"


In emergency medicine, the golden hour (also known as golden time) refers to a time period lasting for one hour following traumatic injury being sustained by a casualty or medical emergency, during which there is the highest likelihood that prompt medical treatment will prevent death.


It is well established that the patient's chances of survival are greatest if they receive care within a short period of time after a severe injury, however where there is massive bleeding evident, then we are talking about minutes!



No less than 5 days covering a minimum total of 40 hours of guided learning - Anything less is just not enough and you could be required to do more!

COURSE FEES are variable and depend on numbers per cohort and country in which the training takes place.



As we are registered as a "Not for Profit" organisation and with Education & Training being the core of our business, all course fees are exempt of VAT (value added tax)

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