Tactical Medical Response Team
Implemented in July of 1987, the Tactical Medic Response Team (TMRT) was one of the first SWAT Medic Teams in the nation that were fully integrated into the existing SWAT team. Members of the 15 member Team are all cross certified as Reserve Police Officers and Tactically trained for inner perimeter and entry cell operations.
Additionally this multi-disciplinary Team serves as Tampa's airborne water and rough terrain rescue Team. Their mission is to locate, access, rescue and evacuate victims that would not be readily accessible by normal means. This is done while performing premier ALS treatment. Toward that end they receive certification and recurrent training as, Fire Rescue, Police, SWAT, Paramedics, Divers, Rescue Swimmers, Airborne Deployment, Lifeguard, Navy Water Survival, Operators of Personal Water Craft, Advance Medical, and HAZMAT Training.
They also provide medical coverage for hazardous device, (bomb) operations, high rise fire rooftop deployment, severe weather conditions, and other natural disasters. Their ability to integrate and network with many other agencies enhances the Team's ability to get the job done.
They are motivated, disciplined and highly fit group of diverse go-getters. Their credo is "We can get'em".
Any place, any time, any conditions; the TMRT is ready to employ their life-saving skills to make the difference between life and death
The Tactical Medic Response Team (TMRT) was established in 1987. They are a multi-disciplinary team integrated into the Tampa Police Department as operational members of the Tactical Response Team, the city's special tactics and assault team. Their mission is to provide advance life support and rescue capabilities for those victims that are inaccessible or would be delayed in receiving treatment because of austere conditions. These situations include: hostages, armed barricaded persons, terrorist threat, gang, drug and weapon interdiction operations, bomb threat, and dignitary protection. They provide airborne, water, rough terrain and high-rise roof top rescue.
Initial training is in excess of 600 hours. Recurrent training consists of 16 hours per month.
Rugged Terrain Search and Rescue:
The Team responds to approximately 80 to 100 calls per year.