I was really excited about taking the course. I hope to take what I gained back to my department. I feel that every patrol officer should have some base for medical applications.Student in Texas (Level II Course)
Having multiple instructors from different states/areas allowed for learning multiple ways and ideas to accomplish the same objective. Instructors were knowledgeable but not "know it all's." The instructors learning the student's names was a great point.Student in Wyoming (Level I Course)
Great training that should be required of all police departments in the State of Texas.Student in Texas (Level I Course)
This class was a very good eye opener and was very well done. I learned a lot and had alot of fun while doing it.Student in Texas (Breaching Course)
I have been to other medical classes on self aid/buddy aid, but this one made me think of how to actually apply it during the scenarios. Excellent class!!Student in Texas (Level II Course)
Checkout the 2013-2014 Course Catalog
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.