2013 ALERRT Conference

Conference Description

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!

The 2015 ALERRT Active Shooter Conference being held November 1-4, 2015 is the only national conference bridging the law enforcement, Fire and EMS responses to active shooter events. This 6th annual 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 2015 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 2015 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 6th Annual ALERRT Active Shooter Conference include:
  • Building a Successful Integrated Response Program: What You Need to Know
  • Fire/EMS Integration on SWAT Teams
  • Debrief of the 2014 Marysville, Washington Pilchuck High School Active Shooter Incident
  • Debrief of the 2006 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish School Shooting
  • Active Shooter Training for Dispatchers
  • Leadership and Leading Into Harm's Way
  • Resiliency Program Best Practices - Taking Care of Our Own
  • Debrief of Active Shooter Response and Hospital Emergency Department Hostage Event
  • Debrief of 2015 Paris, France Grocery Store Hostage Rescue Event
  • Update from Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC)
  • Incident Management of Active Shooter Events: Emerging Best Practices and the Active Shooter Incident Checklist
  • Tactical Research that Saves Lives
  • Carpe Audience: Instructional Development on Steroids
  • Active Shooter Victim/Survivor Perspective from Virginia Tech
  • Standard Reunification Method for Schools
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Train-the-Trainer
  • Advanced Medical Skills and Concepts for Certified Medical Providers
  • Debrief of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
  • Debrief of the 2013 Arapahoe, Colorado High School shooting
  • Conducting Large Scale Integrated Public Safey Actie Shooter Exercises
  • First Care Provider Program Best Practices
  • Full Spectrum Active Shooter Preparedness -- Looking Beyond the Obvious
  • JCTAWS -- Host Cities Lessons Learned 2011-2015

More courses and presentations will be added as confirmed.

Conference Format:
Conference registration and check-in will begin at noon on Sunday, November 1. The Vendor and Trade Show will also begin at noon and run until 6:00pm.

A General Assembly session for all attendees will be on Monday, November 2 from 8:00am-5:00pm along with Vendor and Trade Show. 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. Conference attendees can select which hotel breakout sessions they want to attend each day.

In addition, multiple Off-Site 4 hour Practical Training Courses are also offered on Tuesday and Wednesday. Registration for these courses must be selected at time of registration. No on-site registration for the practical training courses will be available. In order to secure one of the lited spaces available in the Off-Site Practical Training Courses, conference payment must be received by October 2, 2015. If payment is not received by that time, the registration for the off-site practical training course will be released to attendees on the waiting list.

More information on the Hotel Breakout Sessions can be found here and the Off-Site Practical Training Courses here.

 

Confirmed Schedule

 

Sunday,
October 20

 

 

8:00am – 12:00pm

Vendor Registration and Set Up

 

11:00am – 5:00pm

Student Registration and Check In

 

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Vendor Show and NFL Games

Veramendi Ballroom A-D

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Hospitality Welcome and Networking in Vendor Show

Veramendi Ballroom A-D

Monday,
October 21

 

 

7:30am – 8:30am

Late Student Registration and Check In

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

Vendor Show

Veramendi Ballroom A-D

9:00am – 11:30am

Opening Session and General Assembly I

Veramendi Ballroom E

 

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
Natalie Hammond, Teacher Sandy Hook Elementary

 

 

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

 

11:30am – 1:00pm

Complimentary Lunch in Vendor Show

Veramendi Ballroom A-D

1:00pm – 3:00pm

General Assembly II

Veramendi Ballroom E

 

Boston Marathon Bombings
Sergeant Chris Connolly, Boston Police Department

 

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Hospitality and Networking in Vendor Show

Veramendi Ballroom A-D

Tuesday,
October 22

 

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

Off-Site Courses

Off-Site Locations

8:00am – 10:00am

Hotel Breakout Courses

 

 

“Incident Management of Active Shooter Events”
Bill Godfrey, Ron Otterbacher, Dave Agan

Veramendi C

 

"Mass Shooting and the Law Enforcement/Medical Response"
TBD

Veramendi D

10:00am - 12:00pm

"Tactical Research that Saves Lives"
Dr. J. Pete Blair

Veramendi C

 

"Sikh Temple Shooting"
Officer Sam Lenda

Veramendi D

12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch

 

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Hotel Breakout Courses

 

 

"Administrative Leadership, Management and Policy Discussions"
Chief Stan Standridge
Captain Jeoff Williams

Veramendi C

 

"Clackamas Town Center Mall Shooting"
Sheriff Craig Roberts

Veramendi D

3:00pm - 5:00pm

"IED's and the Active Shooter Threat"
TBD

Veramendi C

 

"Carpe Audience - Instructional Development on Steroids"
John-Michael Keyes

Veramendi D

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Special Evening Session (Complimentary Beverages)

Veramendi A-B

 

"West, Texas Plant Explosion First Responder Debrief"
Agent Darren Lubbe

 

Wednesday, October 23

Off-Site Courses

Off-Site Locations

8:00am - 5:00pm

"Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events" Train-the-Trainer (CRASE)
Dr. J. Pete Blair
Sgt. David Burns

Veramendi A-B

8:00am - 10:00am

Hotel Breakout Courses

 

 

 

“Incident Management of Active Shooter Events”

Veramendi C

 

"Mass Shooting and the Law Enforcement/Medical Response"

Veramendi D

10:00am - 12:00pm

"Contemporary Terrorism and the Active Shooter Tactic (Nairobi, Kenya)
Detective Raymond McPartland

Veramendi C

 

"Sikh Temple Shooting"

Veramendi D

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch

 

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Hotel Breakout Courses

 

 

"Administrative Leadership, Management and Policy Discussions"

Veramendi C

 

"Clackamas Town Center Mall Shooting"

Veramendi D

3:00pm - 5:00pm

"IED's and the Active Shooter Threat"

Veramendi C

 

"Carpe Audience - Instructional Development on Steroids"

Veramendi D

 

Conference Closes

 

 

 

 

 

Who Should Attend

  • Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS Personnel
  • Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS Administrators
  • Active Duty Military
  • Select Industrial Security Professionals
 

Contacts

  • Vendor Information
    Don Montague (Director) @ 512.245.1552 or VendorInfo@alerrt.org

  • Practical Training Course Information
    John Curnutt (Director of Training), curnutt@alerrt.org, 512.245.1223

  • Conference Break Out Session Information
    Terry Nichols (Assistant Director), nichols@alerrt.org, 512.245.1471

  • Media Information
    Diana Hendricks (Director of Communication), hendricks@alerrt.org, 512.245.1744

  • General Conference Registration Information
    Terry Nichols (Assistant Director), nichols@alerrt.org, 512.245.1471

  • Hotel/Lodging Reservations and Information
    Susan Fillbrandt, tzspecialevents@yahoo.com, 281.788.3194