Active Shooter Incident Management course focuses on integrated response

5/10/2017 12:00 AM

COLLEGE STATION - Managing the response to an active shooter incident is the focus of a new course offered by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).  The course, Active Shooter Incident Management (ASIM), is offered in cooperation with Texas State University to decrease the time to threat neutralization and medical intervention, and to increase the survivability of victims.

“The simulation-based multi-discipline course is offered in a 2-day and 3-day version designed to improve on-scene incident management of active shooter events by integrating the response of law enforcement, fire and EMS responders,” said Jesse Watkins, Director of Operations for TEEX’s National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center. “The 3-day version introduces participants to Complex Coordinated Attack scenarios.

“Our collaboration with Texas State University will help us meet the increasing demand for this type of training in response to recent active shooter incidents,” Watkins added. “The course will provide responders with practical exercises using an integrated response to complex coordinated active shooter attacks.”

Topics covered include integrated staging, tactical management, triage, transport and operations. Participants will learn to use the Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist™ and practice an integrated response process through role-playing in active shooter scenarios, such an improvised explosive device (IED), hostage-taking and barricade scenarios.

The course is based on the principles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT), and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC). It is offered through the DHS/FEMA-funded Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement.

This DHS/FEMA-certified course was first delivered in January 2017 in Watkinsville, GA. Eleven more deliveries are scheduled through Sept. 30.

Visit the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center website.

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Kathy Fraser

Director of Marketing and Communications

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