The Surface Support Force of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, held another TACTICAL COMBAT CASUALTY CARE TRAINING to further enhance the knowledge and skills of Coast Guard sailors in providing emergency care during disaster response and maritime search and rescue (SAR) operations on 10 - 11 September 2020.

Experts from the U.S. Army inculcated basic principles, concepts, and theories of urgent care under fire delivered through classroom instruction actual scenarios to ensure the 22 Coast Guard medical personnel assigned in PCG’s floating assets, law enforcement teams, and special operations units improved their expertise in saving lives.

During the two-day training, students and instructors complied with the minimum health standards and other safety protocols for everyone’s protection against COVID-19.

Aside from Coast Guard medical personnel, the US Army also actively trains members of the PCG’s deployable response teams who are at the frontline in the conduct of maritime SAR operations in the country.