6th Annual FDNY Medical Special Operations Conference

The FDNY, in partnership with the FDNY Foundation, is proud to invite all first responders to the 6th annual Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC). For the past six years, MSOC continues to be the conference that military, federal, state and local medical responders attend to share their experiences, best practices, and ideas. Each year MSOC continues to evolve to include current hot topics, the latest medical technological updates, and recent case studies from around the world. Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available to paramedics.

The MSOC takes place over four days and consists of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, hands-on skills scenarios, and a vendor showcase with the latest equipment, and products. The optional pre-conference workshops have several options and include a visit to the FDNY Fire Museum and the World Trade Center site.

For more info please call 718-999-2507
Exhibitors please call 718-999-0779

May 3 – 6 , 2018









For the first time in NYC

US&R Medical Specialist Course

the MSOC will be offering the US&R Medical Team Training – Medical Specialist Course as part of a pre-conference Course. 


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Two Day Courses

4 day ticket option (Two Day Courses) SOLD OUT

3 day and 2 day ticket options are still available
NAEMT TECC: Hands-On Active Threat Scenario:
0800 – 1600

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course, developed by the National Association of EMTs introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care in a civilian tactical operation or any other human threat emergency. This course will cover topics and techniques to help participants operate safely, perform patient assessment and treat casualties in an active threat scenario. Experienced instructors from government, military, law enforcement and special operations medical teams will share techniques, team concepts and threat survival skills including a hands-on scenario. TECC is conducted under the auspices of the PHTLS program.

Advanced Canine Veterinary Care:
0800 – 1600

A two day working veterinary course lab with hands-on skills hosted and presented by nationally accredited veterinarians. Participants will learn, practice and execute skills on cadaver and simulated canine specimens. Topics will include US&R canine medical care, advanced airway, critical trauma care, vascular access and assessment. Canines are deployed to perform several specialized tasks during rescue or tactical operations this course will give medical providers an opportunity to learn and manage canine patients.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Field Limb Amputation:
1200 – 1500

Learn, watch and execute techniques relating to Urban Search and Rescue Medical Special Operations. Participants will be given the opportunity to perform hands-on skills under the direction of some of the leading experts in this field. Topics will include: field limb amputation, vascular access and advanced airway management.

Medical Task Force Leader Workshop:
0800 – 1500

Enhancing the overall responsibility for the management and supervision
of the medical function of the task force during incident operations.

Night Activities

WTC Visit /ceremony 1630 – 1730
NYC Fire Museum: Drinks & Light Fare 1800 – 2000

FDNY Academy: Randall’s Island

Lectures: 0845 – 1115
Key Note: Anecdotal Rescue Medicine:
The Big Data Movement – International Database Registry.
Medical Special Operations in Your Jurisdiction:
Developing a Medical Special Operations program for your jurisdiction or local agency. How NYC developed and continues to expand their Rescue Medic Program.
Knowing What to Do and When to Do It:
Establishing a standardized treatment protocol. The development of guidelines for the all hazards medical responder.
The Rebirth of CBIRF:
A look into CBIRF’s rebranding. The evolution of it’s medical personnel from CBRNE to an all hazards response force.
Team Rubicon
Global mission and recent deployments.
To be announced.


Lectures: 1230 – 1630
Hands-on Stations: 1230 – 1630
Space case extrication
Disentanglement of victims (subway or rail cars) and operations using cribbing, safety on the tracks; medical aspects.
Confined Space
Monitoring, treating and moving a patient from entrapment to extrication through a confined space maze.
There is an app for that
The role of social media, communication and other apps during a deployment.
Trauma High-rise
Caring for multiple trauma patients inside different levels of a high rise.

FDNY Academy: Randall’s Island

Break-out Sessions (2 sessions): 0845 – 1130
Case Study:
PA SUSAR building collapse Response
Case Study:
Prolonged Field Care: Air Force PJs response
Case Study:
Mexico earthquake US&R response
Case Study:
Queens building collapse
Case Study:
Suspension Syndrome
Handling Disasters:
Hospital Surge Capacity
Remote Monitoring and Telemedicine:
Technologies allowing patient monitoring and transmission of telemetry. Devices that allow close monitoring of multiple patients and minimizing interference of rescue operations


Lectures: 1230 – 1630
Hands-on Stations: 1230 – 1630
Physician Field Response:
An in depth look at multilayered responsibilities of the field physician
Confined Space
Monitoring, treating and moving a patient from entrapment to extrication through a confined space maze.
Eyes in the Sky:
Incorporating Drones into the Operations
Trauma High-rise
Caring for multiple trauma patients inside different levels of a high rise.

Food and Transportation

Information Will be Posted Soon


Holiday Inn – Financial District NYC
99 Washington Street
New York, NY 10006

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Group code: MSC