About Us

What is Condition Red?

Condition Red, Inc. focuses on delivering the highest quality and most comprehensive training to our varied clientele. Composed of numerous experienced emergency medicine experts, Condition Red, Inc. provides training specializing in high risk, low resource medicine in austere, remote, and tactical environments.

Affectionately termed “The A.R.T. of Medicine™.” Established in 2009, Condition Red, Inc. has built an instructor cadre unmatched by any training establishment in the country.

Christopher Van Houten

Owner and Director of Training / Condition Red, Inc.

Chris is a nationally registered critical care paramedic with 25+ years of New York City Emergency Medical Service experience.

Chris served as Northeast (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 TECC (Tactical Emergency Casualty Care) courses for local, municipal, and federal high-risk law enforcement teams, as well as branches of the Department of Defense. Part of his obligation as faculty for PHTLS and TCCC is providing oversight, instructor development, and training site evaluations.

Additionally, Chris provides instruction for new and re-certifying EMT’s and Paramedics. He is also responsible for delivering a Paramedic recertification course for the SOF community, specifically AFSW and NSW, as well as designing custom FMPs and PreDeployment Spinups. 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 developing and delivering 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 created “team medical support” training with occupational health components and extended care considerations.

Lastly, he remains an active pre-hospital clinician providing quality interfacility and 911 specific care.

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