• Each class is $100 (in addition to the conference fee)

  • There are a limited number of spots, varying on the class

  • Spots are first-come, first-pay. Those who pay first will be guarantee their spots, until that class is filled

  • Classes will be held on the first day of the conference, Saturday, October 31

  • Each class will be offered once in the morning (8:00 AM) and once in the afternoon (1:00 PM)

  • Each class will be approximately 4 hours in length

  • If a class is full, you can request to be put on a waitlist in the event of a spot opening up


This course introduces students to a practical level knowledge and execution of the fundamentals of the Incident Command System as outlined in the National Response Framework (NRF) and Nation Incident Management System (NIMS). This class provides students with ground truth understanding of ICS and how it can be applied during normal operations, as well as, complex incidents. Additional hands-on experience through a simulated exercise will enhance individual learning and retention.

Class Size: 150

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HCFMO Course Outline

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Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)

Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills. Participants in this 4 hour Train-the-Trainer course will receive a manual and PowerPoint presentation suitable for use in their own presentations.

Class Size: 100


Simply put, Bleeding Control saves lives. We should have a public access bleeding control kit everywhere that there is an AED, and we need to take the time to train the public to use the equipment properly. Through this presentation of the American College of Surgeons "Stop the Bleed", students will learn the background of the Stop the Bleed program and the Hartford Consensus, as well history surrounding preventable field deaths.

Students will learn to identify life-threatening hemorrhage and to differentiate between compressible and non-compressible wounds, ultimately gaining the decision making capability to decide on treatment modality of the injury. During the class, we will discuss the different types of tourniquets and hemostatic agents available in the field today, along with the indications and contraindications of each. 

After taking this class, students will be able to apply with for instructor status, which will enable them to teach others in their department and the public at large. This course will include lecture time and hands-on skill stations.

Class Size: 100

Medical Advanced Skills Course (MASC)

The Medical Advanced Skills Course is designed for those participants that are allowed to perform invasive techniques on injured individuals. The skills learned are based on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Standards and best practices. The course does not certify you to  perform the techniques, merely to introduce you to new concepts and then seek your own medical directors guidance and approval. 

Topics include pre-hospital damage control resuscitation, compressible and non-compressible bleeding management, hypotensive resuscitation, hemostatic resuscitation, airway management, tension pneumothorax management and hypothermia prevention and management. 

ALERRT Conference attendees will participate in a 4 hour introduction of MASC and participate in the following hands on skills: surgical cricothyrotomy, finger thoracostomy, needle thoracostomy, vented chest seal application, extremity and junctional tourniquet application, hemostatic wound packing, extraglotic and nasopharyngeal airways Insertion, intraosseous needle insertion with EZIO, EZIO sternal, and FAST1 sternal IO trainers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a whole blood transfer exercise.

Class Size: 40

Stephanie Brown | Conference Coordinator

Texas State University | Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training