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.