TMCS – Trauma Management For Civilians In Combat Situations

Save A Life In Critical Injury Situations

In a country like South Africa, where violent crime is an unfortunate reality, civilians often find themselves confronted with medical emergencies whilst under duress.

Do you have the crucial skills to navigate patient management, serious trauma, and ensure survival during critical violent situations?

Picture this; during a violent home invasion, a loved one is critically injured and faces a severe traumatic injury, and you’re left feeling helpless, watching valuable seconds slip away fast while keeping violent criminals at bay.

Traditional first aid may not be enough when faced with the specific challenges of severe life-threatening trauma and combat-related injuries whilst under attack.

Without proper training, the consequences can be dire.

Enter Our Trauma Management for Civilians In Combat Situations.

This cutting-edge course focuses on violence related trauma injuries, offering a specialized curriculum crafted by experts in the field. Tailored to South Africa’s unique challenges, our TMCS course provides the skills and knowledge to effectively address conditions such as severe traumatic injuries, internal & external bleeding, airway management, breathing management, patient evacuation, and more under pressure and duress.

What is it about?

This course is aimed mainly at civilians but is open to any LE or medical responders to further their knowledge of Trauma Management in Combat Situations (read violent crime or accident situations).

The course is run over 5 modules, each of which consists of 2 days, giving you a full 10-day course that will cover both the medical and tactical sides of these scenarios. 

You will need to commit to all 5 modules to complete and receive certification successfully.

Note: This is not a pathway to a career in the military or police force, although this course would be a good addition to a suitable CV.


Enrolling in the FORTIS TMCS course ensures:

  1. Masterful Response: Develop a mastery of basic trauma management, including efficient bleeding control, proper wound care, and swift response to combat-related medical emergencies.
  2. Life-Saving Techniques: Acquire hands-on skills in bleeding control procedures, airway management, and advanced first aid skills, making you a first responder in critical situations.
  3. Confidence in Crisis: Gain the confidence to handle high-stress scenarios, knowing you possess the knowledge to provide immediate and effective medical assistance.
  4. Protect Your Community: Extend your expertise to your community, creating a network of individuals capable of responding to medical trauma with precision and confidence.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to have good physical and mental fitness. The course is meant to push you and includes physical sessions where you need to be able to drag and carry other participants. Rather be prepared than not be able to complete the course. When in doubt, ask us.

No novice shooters

You will need to be very proficient with your handgun in order to attend this course. 



The course is presented in conjunction with Wild Medix and upon completion you will receive the following certification

  • Wild Medix – Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care recognised content certificate
  • TETA Unit Standard Aligned NQF Level 2 Certificate

Wild Medix is accredited to the International Pre-Hospital Medicine Institute (USA)

What do I need? 

You will need the following kit:

  • Own a licensed handgun (license will be checked at the info session)
  • EDC Equipment
  • Personal clothing for the course

A complete list will be sent to registrants.

Textbook Handouts

You will receive

  • IPHMI Trauma & Casualty Care for Law Enforcement and First Responders
  • Wild Medix additional course notes
  • DDI Unit Standard textbook

NOTE – this course is currently only held in Pretoria

Costs, Dates and Structure

The course is presented over 5 modules as follows:

Saturday & Sunday

25 & 26 May

Intro to tactical medical theory, MARCH algorithm, Patient assessment, Penetrating chest injuries, Medical scenarios and more

R1900 per person for the weekend


30 June

Adding the tactics and firearms. Scenarios tactical and medical combinations from weekend 1

R900 pp plus 150 handgun rounds

Saturday & Sunday

27 & 28 July

Airway management, Breathing management, Blast injuries, Burns, Medical scenarios and more

R1900 per person for the weekend


17 Aug

Fighting in and around vehicles and structures

R900 pp plus 150 handgun rounds

Saturday & Sunday

21 & 22 Sept

Medical written exams, working in vehicles, working wit a qualified medic, scenarios and simulations

R1900 per person for the weekend

Plus 150 handgun rounds


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