Exceeded my expectations. Instructors were some of the best I have experienced in my 20+ years of law enforcement.Student in Texas (Level I Course)
Being able to go "hands-on" in the training was the most beneficial. Breaking windows, hammering doors, and using the shotgun to breach was very valuable.Student in Texas (Breaching Course)
This is the most organized lesson plan and course for an instructor (Train the Trainer) course I have ever attended in my 11 years as an instructor.Student in Texas (Train-the-Trainer Course)
I am really glad to see someone out there feel it's time to have standardized training in a subject that is going to keep our communities a little safer at the end of the day. Student in Alabama (Train-the-Trainer Course)
I really liked that nothing was set in stone, but the principles were fluid and able to change to the situation.Student in New Mexico (FORT Course)
Active Shooter Level I
This dynamic course of instruction is designed to prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize an "active shooter." The course curriculum includes weapon manipulation, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement (including solo officer strategies), setting up for room entry and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, follow-on responder tactics, improvised explosive devices (IED's), post-engagement priorities of work and much more...
Active Shooter Level II
"The fate of the wounded rests with the one who applies the first dressing." (Nicholas Senn, M.D. 1898)
First responders are being trained to quickly enter into harm’s way to neutralize a shooter and save the lives of innocent victims. In many circumstances, formally trained medical personnel will not or cannot be on the scene immediately to provide casualty care. First responders must be educated and trained in point of wounding care techniques to save lives....
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Train-the-Trainer (CRASE)
Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options, medical issues, and drills. Participants in this four hour Train-the-Trainer course will receive a manual and Power Point presentation suitable for use in their own presentations.
Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE)
This course is designed to prepare first responders for an open-air active shooter encounter. It addresses a wide range of tactics and techniques when dealing with an exterior armed aggressor. This hands‑on course will cover equipment selection, vehicle ambushes, medical emergencies, mounted and dismounted officer/citizen down rescue, dismounted individual/ team movement techniques, and emergency vehicle crisis response. Some participants attending this course have found it to be physically challenging. Officers attending this course should be able to walk moderate distances, jog, kneel, crawl, and lift moderate weight.
First Responder Breaching
This hands-on, dynamic course is designed to aid the first responder in approaching and breaching into a crisis site using traditional and non-traditional methods. The course covers the use of both manual and ballistic breaching tools to gain entry into a structure under extreme exigent circumstances that demand immediate entry to save and protect innocent lives.
First Responders Operating in Low-Light Conditions
The focus of this two day course is to provide the student with training concepts, techniques, and equipment considerations to increase their effectiveness and confidence while operating in low or no light conditions.
Plain Clothes Response to Violent Encounters
This course is designed to provide officers with the knowledge, physical skills and mindset on how to respond to violent encounters, including active shooter situations, when armed but not in uniform. Not only must plain clothes officers be prepared to engage a deadly force threat against themselves or third parties, a secondary threat to the plain clothes officers, that of responding uniformed officers to the scene, must be properly and safely addressed.