The TEMS Tactical Emergency Medical Support program that Oxnard Fire Department is participating in is to assist law enforcement on tactical SWAT incidents. 10 OFD and 1 OPD officer received training in SWAT tactics, firearms safety, tactical medicine and other related subjects.
These members head to the target areas with the SWAT team and provide tactical EMS. They are tactically trained and equipped to provide medical care during critical law enforcement incidents. The protective gear and battle dress uniform worn will mirror the OPD SWAT team with FIRE identifiers on the TEMS specialists gear. The only firearms carried will be by the members of SWAT, TEMS members will not carry firearms. The goal is to provide the best possible care for SWAT members and the least amount of impact to city coverage during incidents.