Conferences

Past Conferences


2014 ALERRT Conference
November 16-19, 2014 in San Marcos, TX

The 2014 ALERRT Active Shooter Conference being held November 16-19, 2014 is the first national conference bridging the law enforcement, Fire and EMS responses to active shooter events.  This year's conference will bring together and merge the three disciplines (Police, Fire and EMS) to help build local, regional, state and national active shooter response preparedness.  We have assembled some of the best instructors and presenters from across the nation who will be sharing debriefs, best practices and lessons learned from headline-grabbing national critical incidents.  


Integrated response best practices from small, medium and large agencies will be shared along with proven plans to create and establish your own integrated program. Along with hotel breakout classes and debriefs, the 2014 ALERRT Conference will offer an opportunity for Police, Fire and EMS personnel to train together and be introduced to Rescue Task Force (RTF) and integrated response concepts during hands-on training classes.

The 2014 Conference Vendor and Trade Show will showcase the latest equipment, supplies and technology for first responders across all disciplines. The Vendor and Trade Show sold out last year and we fully expect a very large event this year. Sunday’s Vendor and Trade Show includes the best in Texas hospitality with refreshments and NFL Football games broadcast on the big screens.


Topics and presentations for the 5th Annual ALERRT Active Shooter Conference include:

  • Integrated Response Program Briefings and Panel Discussion (Aurora, CO PD/FD -- Oak Creek, WI PD/FD -- Las Vegas, NV Metro PD/Clark County, NV FD --  Arlington, VA PD/FD -- Arvada, CO PD/FD -- all confirmed)
  • Building a Successful Integrated Response Program:  What You Need to Know
  • The Role of Tactical Medics in the Integrated Response Models
  • Update from the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC)
  • Debrief of the Fort Hood Shooting (2009)
  • Information on Recent Officers Injured and Saved by Tourniquets
  • Incident Management of Active Shooter Events:  Emerging Best Practices and the Active Shooter Incident Checklist
  • Tactical Research that Saves Lives
  • FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit Active Shooter Briefing
  • Nairobi, Kenya Westgate Mall Attack Debrief
  • First Care Providers - The Critical Role of Non-Traditional Responders in the Trauma Care Chain-of-Survival
  • Carpe Audience:  Instructional Development on Steroids
  • Active Shooter Victim/Survivor Perspective from Virginia Tech
  • Standard Reunification Method for Schools
  • Debrief of the 2013 Santa Monica, CA Active Shooter Incident
  • Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting

More courses and presentations will be added as confirmed.

Who Should Attend:

The ALERRT Conference is for Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS personnel of all ranks.  Command-level officers from all disciplines will benefit from the conference and opportunities to meet and interact with colleagues from across the country who have successfully built integrated response programs.  

Conference Format:

The ALERRT Conference will have a General Assembly for all attendees on Monday, November 17 from 8:00am-5:00pm.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, attendees will have the opportunity to attend Hotel Breakout Sessions ranging from 1.5 hours to 4 hours with multiple presentations occurring simultaneously throughout each day.  Attendees can also choose to attend a 4-hour Off-Site Practical Operator Course on Tuesday or Wednesday and then attend the Hotel Breakout Sessions at the conclusion of the Off-Site course.  More information on the Hotel Breakout Sessions can be found here and the Off-Site Practical Operator course here.

Location and Hotel Reservations:

The 2014 ALERRT Conference will be held in San Marcos, Texas at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel and Conference Center from November 16-19, 2014.  For room reservations, and to ensure you receive the $99 conference room rate, please contact Susan Fillbrandt at 281-788-3194 or by email at tzspecialevents@yahoo.com.  DO NOT CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECTLY.  Reservations must be made and confirmed before October 18 to receive the discounted conference room rate.  The conference hotel has sold out the past two years and we expect it to sell out quickly in 2014.  You are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible.

Registration Fee and Payment:

The fee for the 2014 ALERRT Conference is $150.  Payment via credit card is encouraged at the time of registration; however, agency purchase orders are accepted.  On-site payment is accepted with prior approval.  Payment must be received in full by Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:00pm CST (unless on-site payment has been approved).  Unpaid registrations will be cancelled at that time.

 

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Statistics
Attendees 744
Different States
Vendors 52
Breakout Session Speakers
Offsite Courses 9


2013 ALERRT Conference
October 20-23, 2013 in San Marcos, TX

Updated Conference Information - updated 10/1/13

The 2013 ALERRT Conference is shaping up to be our largest and best conference to date.  We have assembled some the best tactical instructors and presenters from across the nation who will be sharing debriefs, best practices and lessons learned from headline-grabbing national critical incidents.  Confirmed presentations include:

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
Natalie Hammond
Sandy Hook Elementary Teacher

Clackamas Town Center Mall Shooting
Sheriff Craig Roberts
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

Sikh Temple Shooting
Officer Sam Lenda
Oak Creek, Wisconsin Police Department

Boston Marathon Bombing
Sergeant Chris Connolly
Boston Police Department

Mindset and Tactical Decision Making
Sergeant AJ DeAndrea
Arvada, Colorado Police Department

Mass Shooting and the Law Enforcement / Medical Response
To Be Announced

Contemporary Terrorism and the Active Shooter Tactic (Nairobi, Kenya)
Detective Raymond McPartland
New York City Police Department Counterterrorism Division

West, Texas Plant Explosion First Responder Debrief
Sergeant Darren Lubbe
Texas Department of Public Safety

Incident Management of Active Shooter Events
Chief Bill Godfrey (ret)
C3 Pathways

Administrative Leadership, Management and Policy Discussions
Chief Stan Standridge, Abilene, Texas Police Department
Captain Jeoffry Williams, Texas Department of Public Safety

IED’s and the Active Shooter Threat
FBI – San Antonio

Tactical Research that Saves Lives
Dr. J. Pete Blair
Texas State University ALERRT Center

Carpe Audience – Instructional Development on Steroids
John-Michael Keyes
Executive Director “I Love U Guys” Foundation


The ALERRT "Forging the Warrior" Conference is a unique and ground-breaking gathering of the ALERRT staff and instructor cadre, as well as experts in the field of active shooter response, to provide breakout training lectures, incident debriefs, offsite practical operator courses and the latest technology and equipment vendor show to law enforcement professionals.  The 4th Annual Conference will build upon past successful conferences while focusing on the continued active shooter threat and emerging response protocols for our nation's first responders.  The fee for the 2013 Conference is $150.

As our nation continues to assess our collective preparedness and response capabilities to the ongoing active shooter threat, ALERRT will continue to be at the "tip of the spear" by providing and offering high quality, dynamic training, research, and information to prepare out first responders.  

The 2013 ALERRT Conference will be located at the Embassy Suites San Marcos - Conference Center.  For room reservations, please contact Susuan Fillbrandt at 281-788-3194 or tzspecialevents@yahoo.com.  More information is available on the link below.

We hope to see you in October!

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Statistics
Attendees 416
Different States
Vendors 32
Breakout Session Speakers 12
Offsite Courses 8


3rd Annual Southern States ALERRT Conference
Sponsored by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security

The third Southern States ALERRT Conference sponsored by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security. Featuring debriefs from all over the US, as well as some off site training courses.

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Statistics
Attendees 164
Different States 10
Vendors 13
Breakout Session Speakers 11
Offsite Courses 0


2012 ALERRT Conference
November 11-14, 2012

Thank you for attending the 2012 ALERRT Active Shooter Response Conference, "Forging the Warrior." We are in the process of planning the 2013 conference and will post details as they become available.

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Statistics
Attendees 385
Different States
Vendors 39
Breakout Session Speakers
Offsite Courses 13


2nd Annual Southern States ALERRT Conference
June 24-28, 2012

The Mississippi ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) Program has trained more than 6,000 law enforcement professionals throughout the state and has assisted Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina, North Carolina and other jurisdictions since 2007. This conference will bring together Law Enforcement responders, Mississippi ALERRT staff and trainees along with Texas ALERRT Instructors and experts in the field of active shooter response. Both on-site scenario based seminars as well as off-site practical operational courses will be offered to law enforcement, active duty military personnel, and select industrial security professionals. This year, ALERRT participants will be joined by Mississippi Information Liaison Officers, Force Protection Units of the Mississippi Task Forces, Citizen Emergency Response Teams and E911 Operators. The event receives primary support from the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security.

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Statistics
Attendees 274
Different States
Vendors 9
Breakout Session Speakers
Offsite Courses 11


2011 ALERRT Conference

The second annual ALERRT Active Shooter Conference in San Marcos, TX. Featuring debriefs from all over the US, as well as some off site training courses.

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Statistics
Attendees 168
Different States
Vendors 48
Breakout Session Speakers 5
Offsite Courses 11


Southern States ALERRT Conference
Sponsored by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security

The first Southern States ALERRT Conference sponsored by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security. Featuring debriefs from all over the US, as well as some off site training courses.

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Statistics
Attendees 164
Different States 10
Vendors 13
Breakout Session Speakers 11
Offsite Courses 8


2010 ALERRT Conference
Statistics
Attendees 182
Different States 12
Vendors 28
Breakout Session Speakers 5
Offsite Courses 7