The primary goal in tactical emergency medicine is to control and stop bleeding in police officers and tactical law enforcement officers who may become wounded or suffer other injuries in high-risk situations. Tactical EMS or SWAT emergency medicine requires providers to be specially trained in what could be termed as "combat medicine." Most tactical teams have a unique relationship with their local police department and other law enforcement agencies and care usually goes beyond providing just tactical medicine. Tactical medicine has been in existence since the advent of warfare and the most common injury that takes the lives of police officers and soldiers on the battlefield is uncontrolled bleeding and extremity trauma. North Huntingdon EMS/Rescue supports and provides tactical medical services to the North Huntingdon Township Police Department and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office and responds to over 50 incidents a year.