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2022 - TACTICAL RESCUE CHALLENGE
LIVE FIRE AND FORCE ON FORCE
Monday - August 15, 2022

Teams need to be on site at the Hartford Gun club ready to brief by 0700!

Waivers MUST be printed, signed and brought to TRC at check-in! You must also complete the on-line waiver linked below!

Location 1:  Hartford Gun Club – 157 South Main Street – East Granby, CT

Location 2:  To be announced shortly - West Hartford, CT

Hotel:  Marriott Hartford/Windsor Airport

             28 Day Hill Road Windsor, CT 06095

             Group Name: CT SWAT CHALLENGE

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Times are Approximate

TIME     LOCATION          EVENT         

0700       H.G.C.         CADRE BRIEFING

0715       H.G.C.         VOLUNTEER BRIEFING

0730       H.G.C.         OPENING REMARKS / SAFETY BRIEFING

0745       H.G.C.         TEAM LEADER MEETING

0800       H.G.C.         EVENT #1  (NON LIVE FIRE)

0900       H.G.C.         EVENT #2  (LIVE FIRE)

1100       W.H.            EVENTS #3 AND #4 BEGIN

1200       W.H.            WORKING LUNCH - PROVIDED

1600       W.H.            CONCLUSION OF COMPETITON

1800       HOTEL         CT SWAT CHALLENGE - T.R.C.  MIXER & AWARDS CEREMONY - DINNER PROVIDED

COMPETITOR GEAR/EQUIPMENT LIST

 

  • FULL TACTICAL UNIFORM – LONG SLEEVE SHIRT RECOMMENDED 

  • BOOTS / TACTICAL ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR

  • HELMET

  • DUTY/TACTICAL BELT

  • PLATE CARRIER WITH HARD ARMOR PLATES

  • TACTICAL/DUTY GLOVES

  • EYE PROTECTION

  • HEARING PROTECTION (ELECTRONIC PREFERRED – ABILITY TO WEAR WITH HELMET)

  • SOFT EAR PLUGS

  • GAS-MASK (THIS WILL BE USED DURING FORCE ON FORCE)

  • GROIN PROTECTION

  • BALL CAP

  • HANDCUFFS/KEY (EACH COMPETITOR MUST HAVE)

  • CARBINE, WITH SLING/LIGHT AND OPTIC/SIGHTS OF CHOICE

  • 3 RIFLE MAGAZINES – MINIMUM 30 ROUNDS (WITH ASSOCIATED POUCHES)

  • HANDGUN, WITH APPROPRIATE HOLSTER THAT WILL SECURE WEAPON

  • 3 HANDGUN MAGS - MINIMUM 30 ROUNDS (WITH ASSOCIATED POUCHES)

  • SIMUNITION CARBINE BOLT CARRIER GROUP IF AVAILABLE TO UTILIZE YOUR OWN CARBINE FOR F.O.F.

  • 1 HANDHELD FLASHLIGHT

  • HYDRATION

  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS / SNACKS

  • SUNBLOCK

  • BUG SPRAY

  • CHANGE OF CLOTHES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • TOWELS

  

TEAM EQUIPMENT LIST (RECOMMENDATIONS)

 

  • POP-UP TENT

  • CAMP CHAIRS

  • 1 HALLIGAN/BREACHING BAR – PER TEAM / IF AVAILABLE

   QUESTIONS & INFORMATION Contact Ben Sonstrom, 860-748-0851  Careunderfire@hotmail.com  

INFORMATION & 
REGISTRATION
SPONSORS & VENDORS
PAST CHALLENGES
COMPETITOR INFORMATION
PHOTO GALLERY
 

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

The Tactical Rescue Challenge was created in 2018 as a means to integrate critical medical skills and tactics needed to perform rescue operations effectively in small team elements. The ability to perform a hasty rescue when time is of the essence and additional resources are not available is a skill first responders must have in their arsenal.  The small team elements must also be able to maintain situational awareness and are required to provide their own fire support to complete the rescues/mission.

 

The 2022 Tactical Rescue Challenge will consist of up to twenty, three man teams, competing to become the Tactical Rescue Challenge Champion.  Competitors are expected to be a mix of military units, local/state/federal law enforcement and military Special Operations.  Some units will integrate dedicated TEMS providers and fire department RTF personnel.  All competitors are required to safely handle and operate firearms, and perform medical skills based on TCCC & TECC standards in the course of the rescue operations.  The Tactical Rescue Challenge combines skill evaluation into scenario based competition created to provide high intensity, realistic training opportunities.  The competition is sponsored and supported by leaders in the industry and made possible by a great team of volunteers.  This is a competition/training event designed to bring our law enforcement, TEMS and military community together while honing the needed skills.  

Proceeds benefit first responders and military personnel in need through Our Heroes Fun.

QUESTIONS & INFORMATION Contact Ben Sonstrom, 860-748-0851  Careunderfire@hotmail.com    

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SPONSORS & VENDORS

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CURRENTLY SEEKING VENDORS & SPONSORS

CT SWAT Challenge - The nation's premier tactical competition!

Vendors and sponsors for the Tactical Rescue Challenge will have the benefit of being part of the massive CT SWAT Challenge Vendor Show!

2022 Vendor/Sponsorship Levels:

Operator Level - $500 fee + matching product donation. Covers table space, Tuesday night Meet and Greet Dinner, Wednesday night BBQ and Thursday Night Championship Awards Dinner, as well as on site parking, your event table and chairs and booth setup

Team Leader Level - $1500 fee + matching prize donation. Covers above benefits + company name goes on our website, all event literature, and an event banner, priority table placement, priority parking, contact information provided for all competing

Team Commander Level - $5000 fee. Covers above benefits + guaranteed titled event name (ex. Colt Rifle Challenge), company name with hyperlink to your website, personal one-on-one meet and greet with all Team Commanders at event or later date, VIP parking, Monday Night Mixer at DoubleTree by Hilton Windsor Locks CT

Chief Level - $10,000 fee. Covers above benefits + guaranteed most visible/largest titled event, reps. allotted time to address teams/competitors, invited to all area SWAT joint training days to display products, top billing on website/social media/literature

Date and time

Mon, Aug 15, 2022, 8:00 AM –

Thu, Aug 18, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT

Location

Hartford Gun Club

157 South Main Street

East Granby, CT 06026

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

CONTACT: Ben Sonstrom, 860-748-0851 for vendor/sponsor information and registration.

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PAST CHALLENGES

2021

2020

2019

2018

2021 CHAMPIONS
Bristol Police,
Connecticut Team #1

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2021 TACTICAL RESCUE CHALLENGE
TOP 3 TEAMS
1st Place - Bristol Police, Connecticut Team #1
2nd Place - Stamford Police Blue Team
3rd Place - Masada Tactical

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

2019 CHAMPIONS

US ARMY RANGERS 3/75th  

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2019 COMPETITORS:

  • ​US ARMY Rangers 3/75th

  • Department of Energy Texas

  • Indiana State Police

  • US Park Police / MPD / Bradford County

  • West Hartford Police & Fire RTF

  • CREST

  • US Army 102nd Infantry

  • CT Department of Corrections

  • US Army 344th Military Police

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2018 CHAMPIONS

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 

OFFICE OF SECURE TRANSPORTATION - TEXAS

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2018 COMPETITORS:

  • Department of Energy, Texas

  • US Army Rangers 3/75th

  • Vintech (Bridgeport/Stamford FD)

  • CREST Team 1

  • CREST Team 2

  • UCONN Fire

  • Department of Energy, New Mexico

  • Boston Police SWAT

  • East Coast Tactical Medics

  • US Army Fight Medics "Dustoff"

  • Seymour EMS TEMS

  • US Army 143rd

 
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TACTICAL RESCUE CHALLENGE GALLERY

MANY PHOTOGRAPHS ON THIS WEBSITE CREDIT TO LAURA FOGARTY TACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY