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New Roseville-Rocklin Tactical Medic Team gets a workout
October 3, 2013: Early yesterday morning, emergency responders went through a training exercise at Westfield Galleria--a simulated robbery with barricaded bad guys, hostages and multiple casualties. Yesterday's exercise incorporated the new Roseville-Rocklin Tactical Medic Team, a new team of medics who can work in hazardous situations to get medical attention to injured people faster. The Roseville Police Department, Roseville Fire Department, Roseville-Rocklin Special Operations teams and Westfield security all worked together in the training exercise. This was one of the regular drills we do with our community partners to maintain a high level of readiness.
The new medic team is comprised of a Roseville police officer, three Roseville firefighters and a Rocklin firefighter. All five members are fully certified paramedics. They go through the same rigorous training as the rest of the SWAT team--physical agility, weapons training and tactical response--and they go anytime the Roseville-Rocklin Regional SWAT team rolls.
The purpose of the tactical medic team is simple: to get medical attention to injured people who are caught up in dangerous situations faster, and save lives. We're glad to have them in the communities of Roseville and Rocklin.