Terrorism Response Tactics
First Responder Operations in Rural Terrain (FORT)
Course Description: The FORT course was originally designed to assist rural law enforcement officers working along the volatile southern U.S./Mexican border, but over the years it has proven to be beneficial to officers from any type of agency locale. This "hands-on" course will cover equipment selection, vehicle ambushes, medical emergencies, mounted and dismounted officer/citizen down rescue, dismounted individual movement techniques, dismounted team movement techniques, and hasty vehicle assaults. Some students attending this course have found it to be physically challenging and students attending should be able to walk moderate distances, jog, kneel, crawl and lift moderate weight.
Recommended Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear, clothing conducive for crawling around on the ground, water and or hydration system, body armor, long gun (if issued), and inclement weather gear (majority of course is outside regardless of weather conditions).