• Each class is $150 (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 guaranteed their spots, until that class is filled

  • Classes will be held on the first day of the conference, Wednesday, October 5

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

  • Attendees can sign up for one 4-hour training certification classes or one 8-hour course

Active Shooter for Dispatchers

The Active Shooter for Dispatchers course is a primer for all telecommunications personnel that prepares them for the unpredictable nature of hostile incident response.  Some of the topics covered include:

  • A basic history of active violence

  • A brief look at dispatchers involved in active attack response protocols

  • The psychology of fear as it relates to training and call taking

  • How to screen callers during an incident

  • Preparing your call center for violent incidents

  • The “Vegas Effect” and how it can affect your dispatch protocols

  • The aftermath of these incidents and how to prepare your personnel for recovery 

This extended version of the course includes scenario training that allows dispatchers the opportunity to experience what their first responders go through on a scene.  All safety equipment will be provided by the instructors.  Additionally, a computer simulation aid has been added to the course to clarify the roles involved in response, communication, command structure, and rescue task force.

Class Size: 25

Length: 8 hours

Room: TBA

Taught by: TBA


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: 50

Length: 8 hours

Room: TBA

Taught by: TBA

Additional Information

HCFMO Course Outline

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Civilian Response and Casualty Care (CRCC) Train-the-Trainer

First Responder agencies are frequently requested by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active attacker event. The Civilian Response and Casualty Care (CRCC) 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. This course combines the civilian response with the Stop the Bleed Campaign, which empowers civilians to provide life-saving medical aid before first responders ever arrive. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills. Participants in this two day Train-the-Trainer course will receive a manual and PowerPoint presentation suitable for use in their own presentations.

Class Size: 20

Length: 8 hours (One day compressed class)

Room: TBA

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: 25

Length: 4 hours

Options: AM or PM

Room: TBA

Taught by: TBA

Leadership for Active Attack Response

This session focuses on the key elements needed to successfully lead your agency so that you are prepared for and respond effectively to an active attack.

Topics include
•    Agency culture
•    Policy and procedure
•    Effective training
•    Key objectives that must be accomplished
•    A walk through of the first 30 minutes of a response

Class Size: 75

Length: 4 hours

Options: AM

Room: TBA

Taught by: John Curnutt

Register for these classes when you sign up for the 2022 ALERRT Conference.

To add classes after registering for the conference, please contact

Stephanie Brown | Conference Coordinator

Texas State University | Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training