Church Safety Training:  Room Entry & Emergency Care

When seconds count, the police and EMS are only minutes away.

Course Description:
 This 1-day course is designed for church safety and security teams who are committed to keeping their congregations safe during potentially dangerous events. Participants will learn techniques for room entry and medical emergency care, including strategies for negotiating closed and open doorways, movement within hallways, and engaging with threatening individuals. Emergency medical care techniques covered will include the application of tourniquets, hemostatic dressings, wound packing, chest seals, and equipment response bag considerations. By the end of this course, participants will have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively respond to and manage medical emergencies during a crisis situation.

Two core training blocks.
Block 1 –  Practical exercises will include tactics for one or two person teams, and best practices for interacting with individuals who are creating an emergency event through the use of firearms, edged weapons, or physical violence.

Block 2 – Practical exercises to treat medical emergencies related to a high risk-event. The subject matter includes wound care application exercises related to firearms and edged weapons.

Topics Covered
1. Mitigating the Fatal Funnel
2. Area of Responsibility
3. Movement to Room Clearing
4. Center & Corner Fed Room Entry
5. Team Communication
6. Threat Priority
7. De-escalation
8. Basic Handgun Handling
9. Treating Medical Emergencies
10. Application of Tourniquets
11. Wound Packing
12. Medical Bag Considerations
13. Victim Assessment
14. Hemorrhage Control
15. Airway Management
16. Victim Stabilization / Movement 

Email Derrick at [email protected] for group discounts.


Andrew Davis

Andrew is an active 15-year paramedic holding both state and national registry credentials. He received his Tactical Emergency Medical Specialist (TEMS) certification from Guilford Technical Community College. He has 12 years of experience in tactical paramedicine serving both SWAT and EOD elements.

He serves as the team commander of an EMS Tactical Medic Team. Andrew received his Critical Care Paramedic certification from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has six years of critical care and air medical experience. Andrew is a Battalion Chief over a training division and quality management program. He is a certified American Heart Association instructor for Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Andrew is an International Trauma Life Support Instructor, and a Level II Paramedic Instructor with the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Medical Care from Western Carolina University

Derrick Crews

Derrick Crews, a 28-year law enforcement veteran, currently serves as his agency's supervisor for the Criminal Investigative Division. Throughout his career, Derrick has served in a wide variety of roles including EOD, Patrol Supervisor, Use of Force Coordinator, and SWAT as the Assistant Team Commander.

In 2018, Derrick received his Force Science Analyst Certification for human performance factors. He has significant experience in tactical operations receiving his POST academy tactical officer certification. Derrick’s current and former instructor credentials include Defensive Tactics, CEW, Use of Force, Physical Fitness, GST 1, and Verbal De-Escalation.

Derrick is a nationally certified instructor through the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training, and has a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice from American Military University.


Training consists of several repetitive practical exercises involving walking, kneeling, squatting, and turning corners. This course is NOT delivered in a classroom lecture-style format. Participation in the practical exercises is not mandatory. If you care to be an observer only it will be up to you.

Working Lunch: Learners are expected to pack a light lunch that does not require refrigeration. This will be a full day of training.

DO NOT BRING ANY LIVE FIREARMS TO THIS TRAINING. Training firearms will be provided.