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Field Medical Training Battalion - West

 

Field Medical Training Battalion - West

"We Learn Today, So We May Lead Tomorrow"

Welcome to FMTB-W





FMST:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

During this 8 week course, you will have a mix of classroom and field training. Emphasis is placed on learning field medicine by using the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC). This includes familiarization with USMC organization and procedures, logistics, and administrative support in a field environment. Additionally, training will include general military subjects, individual and small unit tactics, military drills, physical training/conditioning, and weapons familiarization with the opportunity to fire the rifle. Completion of FMST results in the student receiving Navy Enlisted Classification HM-8404. See “Student Material” to download a copy of the Student Manual that you will use during your training.


RESERVIST BILLETS:

If you are a Reservist and need a quota for a seat, please have your Reserve Center Training Department contact the Medical Program Manager in New Orleans, LA.


COMMAND ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBERS:

Commanding Officer

Field Medical Training Battalion
PO Box 555243
Camp Pendleton CA 92055

(760) 725-2559 (during working hrs)

(760) 213-1897 (after working hrs)

FAX: (760) 725-2799

 
COMMAND LOCATION:

 

FMTB is located in the 21 Area aboard Camp Pendleton. From San Diego Airport take I-5 north to Oceanside and follow the signs to Camp Pendleton. Once on board stay immediately to the right, following the sign for Del Mar. Take the ramp up and over the main road to the 21 Area/Del Mar. Make a left at 8th Street and follow the road until you see the building on the left hand side. The school house is located near the headquarters building with the large flag pole.

·  Personnel shall report in the appropriate seasonal dress uniform, i.e. Dress Blues or Service Dress Whites. You may telephone the school to confirm the type of uniform required.  Phone (760) 725-2559.

                                      

ISSUED GEAR:

Bring a complete sea bag. The first day of class you will wear the Navy Service Uniform and carry the Navy PTU for the BCA.  The remainder of the first week you will wear the NWU's. You will be issued the following items the first week of class:

·  1 belt reflective

·  2 insignia, service uniform collar

·  1 pair of Infantry Combat boots

·  1 pair of hot weather boots

·  2 Utility Covers (1 Woodland and 1 Desert)

·  2 Booney Covers (1 Woodland and 1 Desert)

·  4 Combat Utility Blouses (2 Woodland and 2 Desert)

·  4 Combat Utility Trousers (2 Woodland and 2 Desert)

·  6 pairs of cushion sole socks

·  4 sets name tapes (2 Woodland and 2 Desert)

·  6 green undershirts (3 cotton and 3 synthetic)

·  1 Sweater

·  1 pair of green shorts

·  1 Marine Corps sweat suit (top and bottom)

·  1 web belt

·  1 belt buckle 


WHAT TO BRING:

Proper civilian attire must be worn when you are given liberty.  Proper civilian attire is defined as clothing that does not bring discredit upon yourself or the military. Clothing that is frayed or in disrepair is not authorized. Also, if your pants or shorts have belt loops, you are expected to wear a belt. PT gear will not be worn as civilian attire. Remember, there are plenty of Marines and Sailors out there ready to correct inappropriate attire. You represent the Navy, in and out of uniform, so take pride in your personal bearing and appearance. Additionally, it is recommended that you bring the following items:

• Good pair of running shoes with white socks (no basketball shoes)

• Flashlight with red lens

• Pen and highlighter

• 4 sets of boot bands

• 4 combination locks

• 1 mesh laundry bag

• Sufficient amount of toiletry items to provide for your personal comfort during the training period

• 1 set of dog tags (red tags for allergies)

• Medical equipment (EPI pen, inhalers, etc.,)

• Sunscreen

• Wrist watch

• Shower shoes

• 2 towels


BILLETING:

EVERY student will be billeted in open bay berthing.  A blanket, pillow, and linen will be issued to you upon check-in.

See “Student Materials” to download a copy of the FMTB Rules and Regulations that covers all the rules and regulations of life at FMTB.

Storage space while at FMTB is limited. Do not bring large radios, televisions, or other large items as you will NOT have a place to store them. Additionally, knives over 3 inches in length and personal weapons (guns) are PROHIBITED on Base. It is not recommended to bring expensive jewelry, watches or cameras that run the risk of being stolen.


PHYSICAL CONDITIONING:

As with any Marine Corps command, physical training is a large and very important part of Fleet Marine Force (FMF) training and education. This course is physically demanding and preparation prior to reporting is extremely essential. A daily routine of running two to four miles, sit-ups, and push-ups should be adequate to prepare you. Over the eight week course, FMST students will hike over 25 miles with full combat load, participate in the Navy PFA, the Marine Corps PFT, group PT, Company and Platoon runs.

ELECTRONIC CLASSROOM:

  • FMTB-W issues a government provided device with all necessary material available to students for the duration of the program of instruction. 

  • Each student that is currently enrolled will receive a government provided device with all of the necessary material.

  • Bring Your Own Device: If a student wishes to use their own device, the classroom material is available for download below. Cell phones and laptops are not considered acceptable to use for this purpose.

  • Paper Book: If a student wishes to have a paper book, it is suggested that they download and take the student handbook to a business that provides that service prior to the first day of class due to liberty restrictions.

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Training Videos:

Practical Application Video: Needle Thoracentesis

Practical Application Video: Intravenous Fluid Resuscitation

Practical Application Video: Intraosseous Fluid Resuscitation

Practical Application Video: Hemorrhage Control

Practical Application Video: Emergency Cricothyroidotomy


FILE DOWNLOADS:

Social Media Guidance: ALMAR 008-17, NAVADMIN 06617 

FMST STUDENTS: Use this link to access the FMST Student Study Guide. Homework questions are arranged by block to help you in your studies. Use the block review questions before written exams to ensure you are prepared. For the review questions, please click HERE (PDF Format)

To download a PDF version of the FMST STUDENT TRAINING MANUAL, please click HERE (PDF Format)

To download a PDF version of the FMST PowerPoints, please click on the following blocks: Block 1, Block 2, Block 3, Block 4, Block 5, Block WP.

To download a PDF version of the FMST STUDENT Handbook please click on the following blocks: Block 1 , Block 2, Block 3Block 4Block 5Block WP                       

To download a PDF version of the FMST DRESS CODE AND ATTIRE policy, please click HERE.

To download upcoming CHAPEL SERVICES, please click HERE.

Develop, coordinate, resource, execute and evaluate training and education concepts, policies, plans and programs to ensure the Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman is prepared for assignment with the operational forces.
To be the best training command within the United States Marine Corps; producing the best trained, best prepared, and battle ready Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman.  He will be prepared to meet the challenges of present and future operational environments.