Course Catalog

Active Attack Integrated Response Course (AAIR)​

Time: (16 hours/2 days)

Class Size: 24 students, 16 LE from multiple agencies, 8 Fire / EMS, and 2 Dispatch per class.

Description: The Active Attack Integrated Response Course (AAIR) is a 16-hour performance level direct delivery course designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, tele-communicator and emergency medical services (EMS) in active attack / shooter events. The course provides law enforcement officers with key medical skills based on tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) guidelines, which can be used at the point of injury (POI) to increase survivability of victims. The course also provides a model framework for law enforcement, fire, and EMS to integrate responses during an active attack / shooter event through the rescue task force concept. This course has been designed to improve the safety and survivability of victims of active attack / shooter events and increase the effectiveness, coordination, and resource integration between law enforcement, fire, tele-communications and EMS when responding to these events.

“Anyone can teach from a book. These guys read between the lines and fill in the gaps with real world experience.”

Law Enforcement Officer

Active Attack Integrated Response Course (AAIR) Train-the-Trainer

Time: (40 hours/5 days)

Class Size: 24 students, 16 LE from multiple agencies, 8 Fire / EMS, and 2 Dispatch per class.

Description: The Active Attack Integrated Response Train-the-Trainer Course (AAIR) is a 40-hour performance level direct delivery course designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, tele-communicator and emergency medical services (EMS) in active attack / shooter events. The course provides law enforcement officers with key medical skills based on tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) guidelines, which can be used at the point of injury (POI) to increase survivability of victims. The course also provides a model framework for law enforcement, fire, and EMS to integrate responses during an active attack / shooter event through the rescue task force concept. This course has been designed to improve the safety and survivability of victims of active attack / shooter events and increase the effectiveness, coordination, and resource integration between law enforcement, fire, tele-communications and EMS when responding to these events.

First Responder Breaching

Time: (16 hours/2 days)

Class Size: 30 students

Description: 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, ballistic and window breaching tools to gain entry into a structure under extreme exigent circumstances that demand immediate entry to save and protect innocent lives.

First Responder Breaching Train-the-Trainer

Time: (40 hours/5 day)

Class Size: 30 students

Description: 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, ballistic and window breaching tools to gain entry into a structure under extreme exigent circumstances that demand immediate entry to save and protect innocent lives.

The train-the-trainer course includes the complete delivery of the First Responder Breaching course as well as instructional techniques and methodology for delivering the course, safety protocols and procedures, graded participant teach-backs, remediation, course critiques, and evaluations. Participants are provided with all lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, student manuals, and related courseware so that they are immediately prepared to deliver the First Responder Breaching course at their home agency.

Active Shooter Level I

Time: (16 hours/2 days)

Class Size: 24 students per class, from multiple agencies

Description: This dynamic course of instruction is designed to prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter. This course will cover shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, secondary responder tactics, improvised explosive devices, and post engagement priorities of work. The course will culminate with dynamic force on force scenarios.

“Very Good Class, I have been in LE for 30 years, and this is one of the best classes I have ever attended.

Law Enforcement Officer

Active Shooter Level I Train-the-Trainer

Time: (40 hours/5 days)

Class Size: 24, from multiple agencies

Prerequisite: Sworn law enforcement officer (preferred: experience in tactical, firearms, and/or law enforcement training)

Description: The train the trainer course includes the complete delivery of the Active Shooter Level I course of study as well as instructional techniques and methodology for delivering the course, force on force scenario development, safety protocols and procedures, graded participant teach backs, graded participant led force on force scenarios, remediation, video debrief, course critiques, and evaluations. Participants are provided with all lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, student manuals, and related courseware so that they are immediately prepared to deliver the Active Shooter Level I course at their home agency.

“I felt the instructors sharing their life experiences greatly enhanced my learning curve. The passion shown by the staff was evident and genuine and it made learning easy.”

US Marine

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Train-the-Trainer

Time: (4 hours/.5 day)

Class Size: 75-100 students per day, 1 class per day

Description: 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 (ADD) 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, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills. Participants in this four (4) hour Train-the-Trainer course will receive a manual and PowerPoint presentation suitable for use in their own presentations.

Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE)

Time: (24 hours/3 days)

Class Size: 36

Description: 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 addressing an exterior armed aggressor. This hands-on course will cover equipment selection, vehicle ambushes, medical emergencies, vehicle and dismounted officer/citizen down rescue, 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. This is an outside class and is routinely conducted during inclement weather conditions.

“Remembering that as an LEO, people have different responses/reactions to this type of training. We do this for a living and most people never think about this type of situation. We must continue to bridge the gap and teach people as much as possible.”

Law Enforcement Officer

Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE) Train-the-Trainer

Time: (40 hours/5 days)

Class Size: 36

Description: 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 addressing an exterior armed aggressor. This hands-on course will cover equipment selection, vehicle ambushes, medical emergencies, vehicle and dismounted officer/citizen down rescue, 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. This is an outside class and is routinely conducted during inclement weather conditions.

The train the trainer course includes the complete delivery of the Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE) course of study as well as instructional techniques and methodology for delivering the course, force on target scenario development, safety protocols and procedures, graded participant teach backs, remediation, course critiques, and evaluations. Participants are provided with all lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, student manuals, and related courseware so that they are immediately prepared to deliver the Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events course at their home agency.

“I enjoyed the Instructors very much. They are very skillful, experienced, and knowledgeable of the material. I would love to be trained by them always. They make the course easy to understand. They are patient with you and want you to understand. They are Teachers.”

Law Enforcement Officer

First Responder Medical

Time: (40 hours/5 days)

Class Size: 24

Description: This train the trainer course includes the complete delivery of the Tactical Medical for Patrol Officers course of study as well as instructional techniques and methodology for delivering the course, scenario development, safety protocols and procedures, graded participant teach backs, graded skills assessments, remediation, course critiques, and evaluations. Participants are provided with all lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, student manuals, and related courseware so that they are immediately prepared to deliver the Tactical Medical for Patrol Officers course at their home agency.

Active Shooter Low Light Train-the-Trainer

Time: (24 hours/3 days)

Class Size: 18

Description: This 3-day train the trainer course is designed to provide the participant with the training concepts, techniques, and equipment considerations to increase their effectiveness and confidence while operating in low or no light conditions. The course incorporates the use of force on force drills to validate the tactics and techniques covered. Topics will center on approaching a target area, low light searching techniques, low light entry methods, armed confrontations and unarmed suspect handling. The course also covers instructional techniques and methodology for delivering the course, force on force scenario development, safety protocols, and procedures, graded participant teach backs, graded participant led force on force scenarios, remediation, video debrief, course critiques, and evaluations. Participants are provided with all lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, student manuals, and related courseware so they are immediately prepared to deliver a low-light training course at their home agency.

Solo Officer Rapid Deployment (SORD)

Time: (16 hours/2 days)

Class Size: Minimum of 12 and max of 20 students per class, from multiple agencies

Description: This dynamic course of instruction is designed to provide the solo officer (off-duty/plain clothes /uniform) with the knowledge, physical skills, and mind set on how to isolate, distract, or neutralize an armed threat like an active shooter. This course will cover reasons to carry for off-duty and plain clothes officers, levels of intervention, deadly force policies and case studies, ergonomic considerations for plain clothes carry, options for mitigating the occurrence of blue on blue shootings, concepts and principles of solo officer movement, threshold evaluation, setting up for and room entry techniques, post engagement priorities of work, and incident management. Day one includes live fire training and day two culminates with dynamic force on force scenarios.