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Active Shooter Response Training Resources
 
Listed below are several free resources on school threat assessment and school violence prevention.  Please feel free to share these resources with your colleagues, schools in your community, or anyone else you think could use this information.  Click on the links below to access these free resources:
 
VIDEOS
 
Overview of School Safety and Violence Prevention - William Modzeleski (11 minute video)
 
Understanding and Preventing School Shootings in the U.S. - Dr. Marisa Randazzo (11-minute video)
 
School Threat Assessment: A Proactive Guide for Schools - PSBA Webinar with Dr. Marisa Randazzo (75-minute video)
 
 
PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES
 
Making Schools Safer - US Secret Service resource overview
 
What Can Be Done About School Shootings? - Journal article by William Modzeleksi
 
 
 
 
 


Active Shooter Preparedness


MOHS Active Shooter Response Training Opportunities
 
One of the primary missions of MOHS is to provide activer shooter training to both law enforcement officers within the state and to the citizens. To accomplish this, MOHS hosts a variety of classes including:
 
          •    Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)
 
          •    Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR)
 
          •    Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE)
 
          •    Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
 
          •    Church Security Training
 
          •    CRASE for School Personnel
 
          •    Active Shooter Events Response (ACER)
 
Each of the courses is targeted to a specific segment of the population. To find out which classes are being taught in your area go the the MOHS Training Website.

MOHS launced a curriculum for Church Security Training in November of 2017.  The target audience for this course is church administrators and security personnel.
 
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) seeks to educate individuals on how to increase their survivability by using three primary principles: Avoidance, Denial and Defense.
 
The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Level 1 course is designed to prepare the law enforcement officer to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter. This course covers shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, secondary responder tactics, improvised explosive devices, and post engagement priorities of work. The course l culminates with dynamic force on force scenarios.
 
The Exterior Reponse to Active Shooter Events (ERASE) 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 Active Attack Integrated Response Course (AAIR) is a 16 hour performance level direct delivery course designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, tele-communicator and emergency medical services (EMS) in active attack / shooter events. This course was developed in 2017 for use in 2018 and beyond. It provides law enforcement officers with key medical skills based on tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) guidelines, which can be used at the point of injury (POI) to increase survivability of victims. The course also provides a model framework for law enforcement, fire, and EMS to integrate responses during an active attack / shooter event through the rescue task force concept.
 
The Active Shooter Events Response (ACER) is an awareness class for all law enforcement, including mid-level and upper management. The course takes a look at the current threat picture and describes significant changes in best practices for active shooter response. The driving force concept is introduced to assist in decision making during initial response to stop the killing. Also introduced are the integrated Rescue Task Force model, working with fire and EMS personnel within a warm zone with traditional protocols as well as ambulance exchange points. Empowering and instilling confidence in the civilians that law enforcement serve by providing response strategies on how to survive an active shooter event. Finally, the course discusses model civilian programs and awareness campaigns.
 
For inquiries into MOHS Active Shooter Training Opportunities contact Laura Fosselman at lfosselman@dps.ms.gov.