OTOA Downed Officer & Citizen Rescue Course



December 12, 2014


Fidelity Readiness Center
5300 Kings Island Drive
Mason Ohio 45040

Class Description: The rapid evacuation of officers under fire is a critical skill that requires pre-planning and training. The one-day Downed Officer & Citizen Rescue will examine prior incidents and case studies to help students develop a tactical plan for rescuing down officers and citizen under fire. The tactics used in the class have been developed from analysis and succesful tactics used in real world situations. Students will have hands-on practice in recovering officers using vehicles, on foot and in both indoor and outdoor situations. At the end of the training students will be able to identify and solve tactical problems involving downed officers. This course is ideal for ALL patrol officers, patrol supervisors, detectives, detective supervisors, FTOs, and training officers. The tactics are designed for first responders on the scene, allowing them to rapidly help downed officers & citizens without being forced to wait for specialized units.

Topics Covered:
Open air vs. confined rescue operations
Tools for rescue
Use of ballistic shields in rescue operations
Use of vehicles in rescue operations
Directed Gunfire
Command and control issues
Medical issues / Self Aid - Buddy Aid
Case Studies: Keys to successful rescue operations.

Student Equipment Needs:
Pen and paper for notes
Police Uniform of the Day (wear what you work in)
Body Armor (mandatory)
Full Duty Belt (wear what you work in)
Wrap around eye-wear
Outerwear suitable for the outdoor environment (Class goes rain, sleet, snow or sunshine)
Simunition or UTM (Ultimate Training Munitions) Protective Gear (Bring it if you have it)
Bag Lunch and Fluids



ASP Tactical Baton and Handcuffing Instructor Course (3 Days)

CLASS is FULL - This class filled in 2 days

Send an email to training@otoa.org to get on the waiting list

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Three days of intense baton and handcuff training designed to equip Instructors to teach practical field usages. The course includes multi-use drills, general tactics, and expert support in case of litigation arising out of training. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CARRY ASP BATON OR HANDCUFFS TO ATTEND (but if you have an ASP baton, please bring it). ASP products will be available for attendees to use during the course.

DATES: December 8th – 10th, 2014
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 10th, 2014

COST: NO CHARGE to participants – This is an ASP factory sponsored training. In addition, ASP is giving away over $150 worth of product to each student who also attends the 3rd day restraint training.

LOCATION: Cleveland Clinic Playhouse
8501 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, OH 44103



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Take a look and see what we are offering

OTOA Training staff is working hard to get you the life saving training you need.

Expect More classes added very soon UPDATED 10-13-14

Conference Training Class registration will open January 1, 2015

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Hostage Rescue Tactics (2 days)
Barricade Subject Tactics (2 Days)
High Risk Warrant Service (2 days)
Executive Protection
Clandestine Labs
Tactical Breaching Instructor (2 days)
Covert Lock Picking (1 day)

Instructor Certification Track
FNH FN 303 (2days)
AMTEC FSDD / Less Lethal (2days)
ASP Instructor (2 day)
ASP handcuff Inst. (1day)
Scoped Rifle Instructor
AR-15/ M16 Armorer Cert
Glock Armorer Cert (1 day)
Benneli or Remington Shotgun Armorer cert
Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) Instructor Course
Smith and Wesson M&P Armorer
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CTS Less- Lethal Munitions & FSDD Inst. Cert
Below 100 Instructor (1 day)

Tactical Patrol Skills Track
Fighting In and Around Vehicles – Steve Fisher (1 day)
Patrol Carbine – Mike Pannone (1 Day)
Fighting from Concealment – Matt Jacques (1 Day)
MACTAC: Multi- Assault Counter Terrorist Action Capability (2 day)
Emergency Breaching (1 day)
Pistol Performance Diagnostics Chris Cerino (2 day)
Self- Aid Buddy Aid (1 day)
Single Officer Response to Active Threats (1 Day)

Sniper Track
Medium and Long Known Distance (2 days)
Improvised Shooting Platforms – Jim Gilliand (1day)
Elevated Platform and Movers – Jarod Johnson (1 day)

Tactical Leaders Track
Patrol Supervisor Response to Critical Incidents (2 days)
21st Century Leadership (1 day)
NTOA Command Level II (2 day)
Tactical Leader Lessons Learned

K-9 Track
Storm Dog (1 day)
Storm Dog (1 day)

The Ohio Tactical Officers Association (OTOA) is a nonprofit organization (501c6) providing training to the state of Ohio and its surrounding areas. The organization currently has over 1400 members across Ohio and neighboring states, and is led by a board of directors who strive to keep those members' needs in mind. OTOA membership has climbed steeply. In just one year, attendance at the annual conference has increased by nearly 30%. That is nearly 200 more officers taking the initiative to learn new skills and enhance those they already possess.

Available Training Classes

OTOA Downed Officer & Citizen Rescue

DATE: December 12, 2014 (Saturday)

COST: $99.00

Fidelity Readiness Center
5300 Kings Island Drive
Mason Ohio 45040


ASP Tactical Baton & Handcuffing Instructor

Date: December 8-10, 2014

There is NO CHARGE for this training

Cleveland Clinic Playhouse
8501 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44103


Send an email to training@otoa.org to get on the waiting list

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