Instructor Cadre

Particular information regarding our Instructors is not published in an open forum. Information that can be displayed is below, and additional information can be provided to prospective clients after due diligence measures have been completed. Our staff background consists of, but not limited to:

-Tactical paramedics serving in the largest law enforcement agency in the U.S.: skills including high risk warrant service, rescue & special weapons & tactics experts.

-Tactical paramedics and operation medical team members attached to and within multiple Federal law enforcement agencies.

-Active and Retired Special Forces Medics and Combat Search and Rescue professionals.

-Board Certified Emergency Physicians, as well as a Medical Director who is a voting member on the TCCC Commitee.

Christopher Van Houten

Owner and Director of Training / Condition Red, Inc.

Chris is a nationally registered critical care paramedic with 20+ years of New York City Emergency Medical Service (EMS) experience.

Chris served as northeast regional (Region 1) faculty for the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program, the pre-hospital battlefield medicine course used by all branches of the U.S. military as well as NATO. He instructs TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care) and LEFR TECC (Law Enforcement and First Responder Tactical Emergency Casualty Care) courses for local, municipal and federal high-risk law enforcement teams, as well as members of the Department of Defense. Part of his obligation as faculty for PHTLS and TCCC is providing oversight, instructor development and training site evaluations. He is also a faculty member for the NAEMT EMS Safety program.

Chris also provides instruction for EMT's and Paramedics, including new provider and recertification education for civilians as well as the SOF Community. Additional instructor certifications include but are not limited to: EVOC precision and performance driving, NAEMT PHTLS, AMLS, & EMS Safety programs, AHA BCLS, ACLS, PALS, and FEMA general topics instruction. He is also a contracted Wilderness Medicine Instructor.

Chris provides medical support for numerous local and federal law enforcement agencies. He is currently assisting in the development and delivery of custom tactical and austere medical programs for the DoD, Law Enforcement and EMS agencies that are in the process of developing and enhancing tactical medical response elements. Additionally, he has developed "team medical support" training with occupational health components as well as extended care considerations.

Lastly, he remains an active prehospital clinician providing quality interfacility and 911 specific care.

Adjunct Instructors:

John H., NRP, US Army Senior Enlisted Medical Advisor HSC 4/1 SFG

Juan M., EMTP, US Navy Corpsman

Joe P., NRP, United States Air Force Pararescue

Arnie R., EMT-CC, Command Sergeant Major US Army

Doug S., NRP, US Coast Guard