The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the successful culmination of a two year program involving experts from the Embassy’s Civil Military Affairs Team and ICITAP working with law enforcement officials across BiH to help them serve their communities even better by establishing standards for emergency medical treatment and providing first-aid training.
The Tactical Trauma Management course started out as a training program for first responders focused solely on medical care that law enforcement officials may have to provide to victims in an emergency situation. Participants from the Police Academy in Banja Luka (RS police), Sarajevo (Federation police), and Mostar (State Police) came together for activities held across BiH – to include in Banja Luka, Mostar, Sarajevo, and Tuzla – in order develop consistent high standards in trauma care, and practice how to work together to meet those standards.
The 92nd Civil Affairs Battalion, with logistical and material support from ICITAP, trained approximately 300 officers from over ten different police agencies as the series of activities gradually shifted from hands-on medical training, to training of instructors. With the completion of one last training in Mostar this week, local law enforcement agencies now have their own certified trainers, and have assumed responsibility for the program.
ICITAP BiH and our CMSE Team from the U.S. Army’s 92nd Civil Affairs Battalion want to thank all of the officers they have worked with over the past two years for their dedication to duty and the citizens they serve.