2014 ALERRT Conference

Conference Description

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.

 

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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • Safety is Personal: Lessons Learned As A Survivor of the Virginia Tech Tragedy
  • 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 Safety Active Shooter Exercises
  • First Care Provider Program Best Practices
  • Full Spectrum Active Shooter Preparedness -- Looking Beyond the Obvious
  • JCTAWS -- Host Cities Lessons Learned 2011-2015
  • Arlington, VA Fire Department High Threat Program

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,
November 16

 

ROOM

8:00am – 12:00pm

Vendor Registration and Set Up

Registration Desk
-
Veramendi Ballroom A-E

11:00am – 5:00pm

Student Registration and Check In

Registration Desk

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Vendor Show and NFL Games

Veramendi Ballroom A-E

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Hospitality Welcome and Networking in Vendor Show

Veramendi Ballroom A-E

 

 

 

Monday,
November 17

 

 

6:30am – 8:30am

Late Student Registration and Check In

Registration Desk

8:00am – 6:00pm

Vendor Show

Veramendi Ballroom A-E

8:30am – 11:30am

Opening Session and General Assembly I

Veramendi Ballroom F

11:30am – 1:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

 

1:00pm – 3:00pm

General Assembly II

Veramendi Ballroom F

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Hospitality and Networking in Vendor Show

Veramendi Ballroom A-E

 

 

 

Tuesday,
November 18

 

 

8:00am – 12:00pm

Integrated Response Overview
*Must have pre-registered*

ALERRT Training Facility

8:00am – 10:00am

Incident Management of Active Shooter Events: Emerging Best Practices and the Active Shooter Incident Checklist

Spring Lake A

8:00am - 10:00am

The Arvada, Colorado Rescue Task Force Model

Spring Lake C

8:00am - 10:00am

Lessons Learned from Oak Creek, WI
Active Shooter Incidents - Implementation of the Rescue Task Force Concept

Veramendi A-B

10:00am - 12:00pm

Debrief of the Nairobi, Kenya
Westgate Mall Terrorist Attack

Spring Lake A

10:00am - 12:00pm

Fort Hood – 2009 Shooting Debrief

Spring Lake B

10:00am - 12:00pm

In My Shoes: Lessons Learned on School Safety & Active Shooters as a Virginia Tech Survivor

Spring Lake C

10:00am - 12:00pm

The Arlington, Virginia Rescue Task Force (RTF) Model

Veramendi A-B

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

 

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Integrated Response Overview
*Must have pre-registered*

ALERRT Training Facility

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ok. It hit the fan. Now what?
Understanding and Advocating the Standard Reunification Method

Spring Lake A

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Active Shooter Indicators and Warnings

Spring Lake B

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Active Shooter Response for Telecommunications Operators

Spring Lake C

1:00pm - 3:00pm

What True Integration Looks like and How to Get There - Las Vegas/Clark County, Nevada

Veramendi A-B

3:00pm - 5:00pm

First Care Providers: The Critical Role of Non-Traditional Responders in the Trauma Care Chain of Survival

Spring Lake A

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Santa Monica Shooting Spree - June 7, 2013

Spring Lake B

3:00pm - 5:00pm

ALERRT Active Shooter Research

Spring Lake C

3:00pm - 5:00pm

First Responder Integration During High Risk Events - Aurora, Colorado Model

Veramendi A-B

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Special Evening Session -
Hostage Rescue Debrief

Spring Lake A-B

 

 

 

Wednesday,
November 19

 

 

8:00am - 12:00pm

Integrated Response Overview
*Must have pre-registered*

ALERRT Training Facility

8:00am - 10:00am

Debrief of the Nairobi, Kenya
Westgate Mall Terrorist Attack

Spring Lake A

8:00am - 10:00am

Fort Hood - 2009 Shooting Debrief

Spring Lake B

8:00am - 10:00am

In My Shoes: Lessons Learned on School Safety & Active Shooters as a Virginia Tech Survivor

Spring Lake C

8:00am - 10:00am

Lessons Learned from Oak Creek, WI Active Shooter Incidents - Implementation of the Rescue Task Force Concept

Veramendi A-B

8:00am - 10:00am

First Responder Integration During High Risk Events - Aurora, Colorado Model

Veramendi C-D

10:00am - 12:00pm

Incident Management of Active Shooter Events: Emerging Best Practices and the Active Shooter Incident Checklist

Spring Lake A

10:00am - 12:00pm

Carpe Audience - Create and Deliver Better Debriefs Despite PowerPoint

Spring Lake B

10:00am - 12:00pm

The Arvada, Colorado Rescue Task Force Model

Spring Lake C

10:00am - 12:00pm

What True Integration Looks Like and How to Get There - Las Vegas/Clark County, Nevada

Veramendi A-B

10:00am - 12:00pm

Santa Monica Shooting Spree - June 7, 2013

Veramendi C-D

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

 

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Integrated Response Overview
*Must have pre-registered*

ALERRT Training Facility

1:00pm - 3:00pm

First Care Providers: The Critical Role of Non-Traditional Responders in the Trauma Care Chain of Survival

Spring Lake A

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Active Shooter Indicators and Warnings

Spring Lake B

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Active Shooter Response for Telecommunications Operators

Spring Lake C

1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Arlington, Virginia Rescue Task Force (RTF) Model

Veramendi A-B

1:00pm - 3:00pm

ALERRT Certified Instructor Update Briefing

Veramendi C-D

3:00pm - 5:00pm

General Assembly III - Closing Session
Ebola Officer Survival: Lessons Learned from the Front Lines

Veramendi E

** SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

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