Does anyone out there know anything about the availibility of any training in tactical medicine. That is what got me into EMS to begin with because I have wanted to be a SWAT Medic since I was a little kid. I have been trying to find out how to get trained in it for a couple years now, but all the local people in my hometown of Salem, VA that are on the Emergency Response Team (SWAT Team), are paid firefighters who said I had to be in a paid position with them and had to be asked to join by the team. In other words, they said "you ain't doin' it and we ain't helpin ya' learn or train with us". Does anyone have any ideas on how to get the training and what the requirements are? I want to do the training while I'm fairly young and not tied down.