Marty Adcock is a Regional Manager at ALERRT - the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University. ALERRT was created in 2002 to address the need for active shooter response training for first responders. They’ve since expanded their program to train out of state, and now train first responders and citizens across all 50 states and even some foreign nations.
ALERRT has trained more than 130,000 law enforcement and fire officials nationwide. Strategic partnerships and grant funding have allowed them to expand their course offerings to also cater to civilians – they’ve since trained more than 200,000 citizens in their Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Avoid-Deny-Awareness program. View ALERRT’s course catalog here.
At the 2021 ILEETA conference, Adam and Marty got together to discuss ALERRT’s mission, training model, and their work with both first responders and civilians. They also discuss the benefits of cross-disciplinary training and integrated critical incident response for first responders. In this episode, you will learn about proactive training vs reactive training, citizen training as a means of positively engaging your community, situational awareness, phases of critical incidents, utilizing TECC training, and key takeaways from the training offered by Marty at the ILEETA conference.
ALERRT also hosts the ALERRT Active Shooter Integrated Response Conference - the only national conference bridging the law enforcement, Fire and EMS responses to active shooter/attack events. Integrating first responder teams has proven to create stronger local, regional, state, and national active shooter response preparedness. Review the 2021 conference at: ALERRTConference.org.
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