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Introduction to Active Shooter Response
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Introduction to Active Shooter Response

This course is designed to introduce ALERRT's researched based concepts and principles for Law Enforcement when responding to an active attack event. Taking from our in-person courses, this eLearning designed format will provide a scenario based platform to reinforce proper response options. For more in-depth training, please consider hosting and attending our instructor led courses on our website. 

Active Attack Emergency Communications
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Active Attack Emergency Communications

This course was designed in conjunction with TEEX (Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service) to provide telecommunicators, first responders, and other professionals with information on effective dispatching to better prepare them to save lives and reduce chaos in an active attack event. 

Active Attack Event Response Leadership
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Active Attack Event Response Leadership

The goal of this course is to provide leaders in first response and emergency management agencies with strategic leadership and integrate response strategies that will prepare them to not only “stop the killing” but to also “stop the dying” in active attack events. Participants will also be able to recognize the need to prepare their communities for an active shooter attack and use this as an opportunity for positive outreach and community engagement.

This course was designed in conjunction with TEEX (Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service) 


Civilian Response to  Active Shooter Events Instructor
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Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor

This course was designed in conjunction with TEEX (Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service) to provide first responders and other professionals with a model response program they can deliver to civilians within their communities. May also be referred to as Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Train-the-Trainer (CRASE).

Fire as a Weapon Integrated Response
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Fire as a Weapon Integrated Response

The ALERRT Center at Texas State University and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have been awarded funding to develop a state-of-the-art eLearning program to train Fire and Law Enforcement personnel on responding to Fire as a Weapon (FAAW) events.


Fire as a weapon (FAAW) is the use of fire, smoke, or flammable materials normally used with other attack vectors that confound incident response and which requires an integrated response for incident stabilization. Criminals and terrorists have used FAAW in many incidents, including well-known incidents such as: Waco TX, 1993; Mumbai India, 2008; Ferguson MO, 2014-15; and Honolulu HI, 2020 as well as many smaller incidents. FAAW incidents are continually evolving, both in magnitude and frequency, and the training to mitigate FAAW must also continually evolve.


ALERRT has already developed a 16-hour in-person version of the FAAW Integrated Response (FAAWIR) training. The specific goal of this project is the development of a 4-hour eLearning version of the FAAWIR training for dissemination.       


The anticipated date for completion of this project will be September 2022.