Director General
Historical Overview
Treat of Terrorism   
Crises Management 
School Emergences  
Public Safety  
Search And Rescue   
First Responder
Military First Aid 
Police First Aid 
Fire Departments
Emergency Services 
Wilderness First Aid 
Where We Are

Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH)  - LVN Kosice 
The M.A.S.H. Unit of the Air Force Military Hospital - LVN Kosice. The field exercise, only a few kilometers from Ukraine border, was a total success. 

International Terrorism and Hospital Security 

Hospitals are not the only medical facilities preparing for terrorist attacks. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other organizations such as the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute have plans and are re-examining issues. All agencies in their publications seem to agree that knowledge and training is the key.
Members of the Slovakian Anti Terrorist Chemical Decontamination Unit during exercise Phoenix. 
We have to meet and respond to any terrorism threats or actions. Hospital security, in relation to the medical community, is more about training then anything else. 
BG Ronald S. Mangum U.S. Army Special Forces - IGCO Board Member; COL Savcak Commanding Officer LVN; and Dr. Zajac - Slovakian Minister of Health discussing points of interest after field exercise Phoenix.   
Crises Management Training  
The major thrust of the CMT program is to teach the participants how to develop contingency plans for emergency or crisis situations utilizing the Incident Command System (ICS) model.  During the program, the students will participate in numerous contingency planning exercises including a comprehensive practical exercise designed to prepare for a crisis.

How You Will Benefit

The students will benefit from instruction in the following subjects:  Bomb Threat Planning and Response, Contemporary Issues ( Weapons of Mass Destruction), Contingency Planning, Criminal Information and Intelligence, Crisis Management, Demonstrations and Protests, Environmental and Animal Rights Extremist Groups, First Response, Terrorism Overview, and an Explosives Demonstration.  Courses pertaining to the threats of Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) and Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED'S) have also been included in the program.  One of the major benefits the students realize from the programs offered by the Counterterrorism Division is the networking/information exchange which takes place among the students and the training staff.  The students and FLETC training staff members alike have diverse backgrounds coming from state, local or federal law enforcement agencies, and/or the military.

Director General 
No matter what you do, it pays to have first aid skills-because you can't learn it in an emergency. 

We offer internationally recognized state-of-the-art training in a wide variety of First Aid and Safety courses. Ranging from our industry-leading Standard and Emergency First Aid programs, to specialized training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillation (AED), Sea, Air and Land Search And Rescue (SAR), Military, Police, Fire, and Wilderness First Aid. 


Saint John Ambulance Instructor Ms. McGregor;  LCDR  Anthony Pista - IGCO Slovakia;  COL Andrew T. Adam von Rhédey - IGCO Director General and the Superintendent of the IGCO SAR International Brigade;  CDR Milan Gajdos - IGCO Chief Training Officer;  Chief Instructor Kowalski - Saint John Ambulance N.S. and P.E.I. Council, Canada. 
IGCO have courses designed to meet clients needs. Our courses often exceed government regulations. And that's not all, by choosing IGCO programs, you are giving back to your community by supporting our community service volunteers.
How did we started?  - Initially, the  Slovakian and the Polish IGCO Instructors and Trainers received their training and certification from Internationally renowned Saint John Ambulance of The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint  John of Jerusalem.  Today, IGCO have it's own International Certification Commission and is rigorously following the standards sat by the Saint John Ambulance. 

Why? - Because the First Responder training will always have a major impact on reducing death. 

History of the First Aid  
The Knights Hospitaller were probably the first to specialize in battlefield care for the wounded. Similarly, knights founded the Order of St. John in the 11th century to train other knights specifically how to treat common battlefield injuries. St. John Ambulance was formed in 1877 to teach first aid (a term devised by the order) in large railway centers and mining districts. The order and its training began to spread throughout the British Empire and Europe. As well, in 1859 Henry Dunant helped organize villagers in Switzerland to help victims of the Battle of Solferino. Four years later, four nations met in Geneva and formed the organization which has grown into the Red cross. Developments in first aid and many other medical techniques have been fueled in large by wars: the American Civil War prompted Clara Barton to organize the American Red Cross. Today, there are several groups that promote first aid, such as the military and the Scouting movement. New techniques and equipment have helped make today’s first aid simple and effective.
First Aid and Your Community
The Heartsafe Community Programme is an Irish Heart Foundation initiative which aims to encourage all communities to strengthen every link in the ‘Chain of Survival’ in their community. The ‘Chain of Survival’ concept comprises four vital links that can save a life: Early Access, Early Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Early Defibrillation and Early Advanced Care.

The Irish Heart Foundation awards 'Heartbeats' in recognition of each step a community takes to strengthen their Chain of Survival. Heartbeats can be earned for such things as CPR training, having an AED Programme or written plans for CPR/AED/Emergencies in your community.

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