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TMS Shock Unit

TMS International uses heavily armed and armored emergency medical response teams, known as Shock Units, to deliver rapid trauma care to their Platinum Card carrying clients.  It's widely believed that the only person not in danger when a TMS Shock Unit responds is their client.  All bets are off for anyone who gets in their way.



Each Shock Unit is comprised of six individuals. Two medics, two orderlies, and two pilots.


Heavy armored PPE suits are worn by the medics and the orderlies. The pilots wear light armored flight suits.   Their vehichle is equipped with an extensive selection of state of the art emergency medical gear that the medics can draw from as needed.


The medics are armed with heavy pistols.   The orderlies are typically armed with automatic rifles, but some prefer semi-automatic shotguns.   The pilots are armed with light pistols. Just in case.


The V4 VTOL is the gold standard of emergency trauma reponse vehicles


  • Senior Medic
  • Junior Medic
  • Orderly Sergeant
  • Orderly First Class
  • Pilot
  • Co-Pilot
The Senior Medic is the ranking member of the team and is in charge of all decisions involving care of their client.  And they determine what that entails.   The Sgt. Orderly is the authority on all security procedures when medical decisions are not in play.   The Pilot is in charge when the client is secure and the bird is in the air.


Go in hot.  Clear the field of hostiles. Secure and stabilize the client.  Exfiltrate with all due haste.  Light the candle and head home.   Missions never seems to go that smothly, but that is what every team hopes to acomplish.  After that, it's all about adapt and overcome.


All Shock Unit members are highly trained former military, or para-military personel   Medics are fully quallified medical doctors.   Orderlies are primarily combat specialists, with nursing qualifications as well.   Pilots are experienced fighter jockeys, with combat medic training just in case.
Overall training Level
Assumed Veterancy

Cover image: by Liam Requiem


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Dec 19, 2023 20:53 by Marc Zipper

This was a fun read I was just picturing in my head bad guys wounded the person and was waiting for someone to come pick him up. So they began searching his body for anything valuable and find his Platinum card and the fear just runs down their face lol. Cool rescue unit

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Jan 22, 2024 00:05

Wow, that is one heck of an insurance policy! I assume a Platinum Card is superlatively expensive. Is there a restriction on the kind of people who can carry it, or is it purely a matter of being able to afford one?

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