Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE) Train-the-Trainer
Time: (40 hours/5 days)
Class Size: 36
Prerequisite: Sworn law enforcement officer (preferred: experience in tactical, firearms, and/or law enforcement training)
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)
Description: 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 addressing an exterior armed aggressor. This hands on course will cover equipment selection, vehicle ambushes, medical emergencies, vehicle and dismounted officer/citizen down rescue, 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. This is an outside class and is routinely conducted during inclement weather conditions.
The train‑the‑trainer course includes the complete delivery of the Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE) course of study as well as instructional techniques and methodology for delivering the course, force‑on‑target scenario development, safety protocols and procedures, graded participant teach‑backs, remediation, course critiques, and evaluations. Participants are provided with all lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, student manuals, and related courseware so that they are immediately prepared to deliver the Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events course at their home agency.