ALERRT Shooter training held with Blackwell P.D., Kay County Sheriff

April 17, 2019

On March 28th -29th the Phillips 66 facility was utilized once again to bring yet another ALERRT-Active Attack Integrated Response course to our community. Hosted and taught by Kay County Sheriff’s Office staff, along with PCPD, PCFD, BPD, BFD, NPD and TPD this class was delivered to 22 more Police and Fire/EMS students from all surrounding agencies as well as dispatchers.

The Active Attack Integrated Response Course (AAIR) is a 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. The course 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. This course has been designed to improve the safety and survivability of victims of active attack / shooter events and increase the effectiveness, coordination, and resource integration between law enforcement, fire, tele-communications and EMS when responding to these events.

More than 130,000 law enforcement and fire officials across the nation have been trained in ALERRT operations and tactics to respond to active shooter situations. This vital training is delivered by veteran law enforcement SWAT specialists with proven experience in active shooter response and police training.  In March of 2013, the FBI announced that ALERRT is the national standard through which they are training their agents. Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Iowa, Alabama, Iowa, Louisiana, and South Carolina are among the first states to train and adopt the ALERRT curriculum as their state standard in active shooter response. Other states are moving forward with this as their standard and many large cities (New York City, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and San Antonio) are training all of their front line officers in ALERRT tactics and standards.  

Currently, fourteen courses make up the ALERRT catalog: Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR); AAIR Train-the-Trainer; Basic Active Shooter Response Level I  ("Stop the Killing"); Level 1 Train-the-Trainer;  First Responder Medical Train-the-Trainer ("Stop the Dying");  First Responder Breaching; Breaching Train-the-Trainer; Low Light Train-the-Trainer; Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE); ERASE Train-the-Trainer; Solo Officer Rapid Deployment (SORD); Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Train-the-Trainer; Active Shooter Incident Management (ASIM); and Active Shooter Events Response (ASER). Detailed descriptions for each of these specialized classes are available here.