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
“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
“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
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.