The C-TECC Meeting will be held at SOMSA 2021 on Monday, June 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET) at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. A virtual option will be available to those unable to attend in-person. The meeting agenda is currently in progress. 

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Characteristics of survivors of civilian public mass shootings: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter study

The purpose of this study was to describe these characteristics to inform ideal preparation for Civilian Public Mass Shooting events. A multicenter, retrospective study of CPMS survivors who were treated at designated trauma centers from July 1, 1999 to December 31, 2017, was performed. Prehospital and hospital variables were collected. Thirty-one events involving 191 patients were studied. The median number of patients seen per event was 20 (5, 106), distance to each hospital was 6 (6, 10) miles, time to arrival was 56 (37, 90) minutes, number of wounds per patient was 1 (1, 2), and Injury Severity Score was 5 (1, 17). The most common injuries were extremity fracture (37%) and lung parenchyma (14%). Twenty-nine percent of patients did not receive paramedic-level prehospital treatment. Following arrival to the hospital, 27% were discharged from the emergency department, 32% were taken directly to the operating room/interventional radiology, 16% were admitted to the intensive care unit, and 25% were admitted to the ward. Forty percent did not require advanced treatment within 12 hours. The most common operations performed within 12 hours of arrival were orthopedic (15%) and laparotomy (15%). The most common specialties consulted were orthopedics (38%) and mental health (17%). Few CPMS survivors are critically injured. There is significant delay between shooting and transport. Revised triage criteria and a focus on rapid transport of the few severely injured patients are needed.

Dr. David Calloway transitioned from the Co-Chair position into a Founder position on the Executive Committee. Current Vice-Chair Geoff Shapiro was elevated to Co-Chair with Dr. Rich Kamin and current Board Member Michael Marino was elected to assume the Vice-Chair position.
Please mark your calendars for the C-TECC Meeting to be held at SOMSA 2021 on Monday, June 28, 2021 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. Additional details will be provided as they become available.

June 2021 C-TECC Meeting
Below are a list of resources members of C-TECC have shared:

FAQ on COVID-19 and Operational K9s

The Active Bystander Guidelines have been approved and published by the C-TECC Guidelines Committee and are avalible at the link below. Updated January of 2020. 

The Semi-Annual Meeting of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care will be held on Monday, November 11 (0800 to 1700) and Tuesday, November 12 (0800 to 1200) 2019 at Hotel Lucia in the Pettygrove room. Agenda to be published at a later date. This event is free of charge and registration is highly encouraged at the below link:

Semi Annual Meeting Draft Agenda Portland

Logistical Information

A room block and discounted rate has been secured at for C-TECC attendees. Rates include $149 on standard room types for the dates of Sunday, November 10th & Monday, November 11th. Guests of Hotel Lucia are invited to a complimentary craft beer hour each evening from 5:30 pm -6:30 pm.

Rooms can be reserved at the below link:

To speak directly with a representative of the Hotel Lucia please contact: 503-225-1717
24x7 Reservations Department: 866-986-8086
The Group Code is: 0714748

For further questions please contact our Executive Director, Sarah Kessler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The 2019 ALERRT Conference is now open for registration. C-TECC has several members presenting at this year's conference, and we encourage all to attend what has developed into a premiere event. ALERRT 2019 represents a fantastic opportunity for education, CME (including AMA physician CME), and networking for all personnel and experts that work in the high threat arena.
Our Board Member Matt Mika was featured in a recent CNN story about the congressional baseball shooting. 

'I'm not supposed to be here': Remembering and recovery two years after the congressional baseball shooting

The Annual Meeting of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care will be held on Monday, May 6 (0800 to 1700) 2019 at the Charlotte Convention Center. This meeting will be held in conjuction with the SOMA Scientivic Assembly and Exhibition taking place at the Charlotte Convention Center. Agenda topics will a case study of the Mercy Hospital shooting in Chicago, CCB and numerous working group updates. This event is free of charge and registraiton is highly encouraged. Please register at the link below:

Draft Agenda

Logistical Information

Meeting location:

Charlotte Convention Center - Meeting Room 2017
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

PDF area map & restaurant list:

SOMSA Hotel information:

For further questions please contact our Executive Director, Sarah Kessler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..