Certified Direct Assault Response Tactics (D.A.R.T.)

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According to the CDC the rate of violence related injury with lost workdays for EMS and First Responders is 22 times higher than the national average for ALL other workers!

A recent survey sited by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that 69% of Fire and EMS have been assaulted on the job in the last 12 months! A third have been punched, slapped, or scratched. And is increasing at an alarming rate.

Many responders view dealing with violence as simply part of the job! But its NOT! No where does it say anyone has the right to assault you because of your job!

Class Overview:
This class will teach you to protect yourself. This is a class taught for First Responders by First
Responders! We are Fire Fighter and Paramedics that are still active in the field, we have been
assaulted, we do know what it’s like.

This class will cover:

  • What the law says about assaulting a First Responder

  • What the law says about defending yourself as a First Responder

  • How being assaulted affects your mental health

  • How to defend against:

    • Wrist Grabs​

    • Shirt Grabs

    • Head Locks

    • Choke Holds

    • Ground Attacks

    • Blunt Objects

    • Edged Weapons

    • Gun Attacks

    • and much more...



This is not a death by power point class, or a class where the instructors just demo the movements, but a hands-on practicing the techniques class.

This class offers 16 hours of continuing education for EMS and Fire personnel.


Direct Assault  Response Tactics - DART


2 Day Course (16 Hours Total)

Includes Certification

16 Hours CEUs for EMS/Fire

Available Class Dates:




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Class Requirements

Not open to the general public

You must be an active EMS, Fire, Doctor, Nurse or other Medical personnel to be eligible to take this course.

Recommended equipment:

  • Groin Cup (Optional)

Dress Requirements:

  • Workout clothing.

Please bring plenty of water or other fluids to drink.

The majority of this class will be held indoors, but there will be some training outside, we also recommend that you have a hat and sunscreen to protect you from the sun. Winter months please dress in layers. You will warm up with our course and will need to shed layers.

If you have any questions please contact us

What's Next?

   (C) = Nationally Certified Course  

Questions? Need private training?