Class Description

The time to learn to use your personal trauma kit is not when you or someone else is bleeding out!!!

When life expectancy is measured in seconds and help is minutes away, will you know what to do? Like we always say, "The time chooses you. Will you be ready?"

Dark Angel Medical, LLC, is proud to offer training and instruction in the use of the D.A.R.K.

Direct Action Response Training** fills a niche between military self-aid/buddy care training and civilian EMS training and is geared towards those with little to no medical training or background. It provides the student with critical, need-to-know information, which can be utilized in a myriad of situations and stresses the ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’ principle as well as our own principle of “Simplicity Under Stress”.

The course is 2 days in length with a total of 16 hours of classroom work to include slide presentations, videos, question and answer sessions and hands-on practical skills application.

D.A.R.T. is approved for 16 hours of continuing education units for Nationally Registered EMT's and Paramedics. Course number will be printed on certificates. If you require these hours, please enter your National Registry number and certification expiration date in the "Order Notes" section during checkout so that credit will be received.

Direct Action Response Training will also count for certification in B-CON through the American College of Surgeons. 

A manual and all training aids will be provided.
A D.A.R.K. (Direct Action Response Kit) may also be purchased at a discounted price at time of enrollment.

***There are no prerequisites for this class***



The course covers the following:
  • Physiological and Psychological reactions to environmental stress
  • The importance of having the proper Combat Mindset
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology of life-sustaining systems
  • H, A, B, C’s—Hemorrhage, Airway, Breathing and Circulation
  • Breakdown and usage of Individual Med Kit components
  • Proper stowage and employment of the IMK
  • Hands-on application of the IMK
  • Basic and Advanced Airway management -treating and monitoring tension pneumothorax, sucking chest wound and flail chest
  • Airway adjunct device placement-Nasopharyngeal Airway
  • Basic First Aid and Advanced wound care
  • Application of Bandages and Hemostatic Agents
  • Application of tourniquets
  • Recognition and Treatment of various injuries (Gunshot, Laceration, Burn, Airway, Head, Orthopedic, Environmental)
  • Recognition and treatment of hypovolemic (hemorrhagic) shock
  • Moving and positioning victims with various injuries
  • Response to active shooter situation
  • Proper use of cover and cover vs. concealment
  • Casualty recovery in an Active Shooter situation
  • Mass casualty triage procedure
  • Emergency Medical Dialect/Lingo (911 protocol, cooperation with LE, Fire and EMS and First Responders)


  • Note pad and pen/pencil/Sharpie
  • Individual First Aid Kit—If you choose to. All training materials are provided.
  • An open mind

    **Note: Direct Action Response Training will count for certification in B-CON through the American College of Surgeons. It also provides 16 hours of CEU’s, per CECBEMS, to NREMT EMT-Basics/Advanced and Paramedics



Registration for classes will be accomplished adding the class in the Cart. The student will not be charged tax (if out of state—in-state Colorado residents will be charged applicable sales tax).

They will also have a choice of either Coyote Brown, MultiCam, Ranger Green or Black pouches with Civilian/LE or ChitoGauze inserts.
If multiple classes are open for registration, it is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that they have added the correct classes to the Cart.
The course schedule listed on this website is always up to date.
If paying for more than one student, please add the additional student(s) name(s) in the ‘Instructions/Comments’ box on the order form so that we can have a correct head count on our roster.
Registration will end 28 days out from the class date unless additional slots remain open and the class has met it's minimum attendance requirements.
If a class has not met the required minimum number of participants at 28 days out from the class date, the class will be cancelled and 100% tuition refunded or the participant can choose to enroll in the next scheduled class.


If you are interested in hosting a course, please contact us at: . As the course host, you are responsible for advertising the class and filling the class as well as organizing the venue for the class.

The venue will need to have a projector, screen or white wall and all necessary A/V cables to connect PC as well as speakers. The venue will also need to have adequate room for all participants as well as restroom facilities. If the host will incur an expense for this venue, the expense will be passed on and divided among all the course participants. Dark Angel Medical, LLC will not be responsible for any venue fees. The host will receive one (1) complimentary slot in the course.

Minimum numbers for local (Colorado) classes are eight (8) paying students. Minimum numbers for out-of-state classes are fifteen (15) paying students. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
Class set up (hosting agreement finalized and registration opened) will be accomplished no later than 120 days out from projected class date. If hosting agreement isn’t received before then, the date will be nullified by us (Dark Angel Medical, LLC) and new dates will be looked at by the host.

Hosts will be required to read and acknowledge our Host Agreement Form which we will send to you and keep on file once returned. This agreement is valid for one calendar year from the date signed or unless we change our requirements, which would render the old agreement null and void.

Class scheduling is done on a "first come, first served" basis. If two potential hosts are inquiring about hosting a class on the same date, the first host who returns all necessary paperwork will be locked in and the second host will have to schedule on another date.


100% of the tuition will be collected up-front. This allows Dark Angel Medical, LLC to make all necessary logistical arrangements for the course. We are CCR registered. See DUNS and CAGE info on our Contact page

NOTE: We do not offer individual or group discounts on our training.

A student may cancel up to 28 days in advance and will receive a 2/3 refund (1/3 Cancellation charge). If a student cancels after 28 days but before 14 days, they will receive a 1/3 refund (2/3 Cancellation charge). If they cancel 14 days or less before class date, there will be NO refund/100% cancellation charge.

If the class has to be cancelled due to lack of participants, it will be cancelled at 28 days from the class date and all students who have not cancelled voluntarily will receive a full refund. Their will be no refunds for "no shows", students who voluntarily leave the training at any time or those who have completed the training session.

Cancellation by Dark Angel Medical, LLC

Dark Angel Medical, LLC reserves the right to cancel the program with reasonable notice give or due to any emergency on our part with no notice given. All students who have not cancelled voluntarily will receive a full refund or the student can choose to apply the fees towards another class. We will then work with the host to reschedule another class.
If the class has to be cancelled due to lack of participants, it will be cancelled at 28 days from the class date and all students who have not cancelled voluntarily will receive a full refund.

By registering for a class, the participant agrees that in the event of a cancellation or otherwise, Dark Angel Medical, LLC, will not be held legally nor financially responsible for any fees, non-refundable or other, related to airfares, other airfare penalties or other travel costs such as lodging, food or rental cars nor will they be responsible for lost wages due to time off from work.

Waivers will be signed and witnessed prior to each course start.

Please email us with any questions at:

***FOR OUR STUDENTS: Please note that we will have your kit for you when you arrive at class as we ship all the kits, manuals and other class material to the host prior to the class.***