Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)


April 28, 2040 (All day)
Course Length
2.5 Hours
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Developed by Homeland Security, The Texas State University, and The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training group at Texas University, The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004 This program 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.


Many schools and businesses prefer the terminology of Avoid Deny Defend, because it is more in line with their human resources department and educational standards. They believe that “Avoid” is a more palatable word than “Run,” because “Run” disenfranchises those who are unable to physically run. “Deny,” as in denying access to your location, is a stronger word than “Hide.” And while “Fight” is an action that is forbidden on most school campuses, “Defend” is a last resort safeguard, a right and an opportunity to guard against life threatening action. Ultimately, whichever plan you use, we encourage you to have a plan – and be aware of your surroundings, be safe and know that What You Do Matters.


This free seminar is open to anyone. If you are a church leader, school staffer, parent, employee, or anyone that wants to learn more about what THEY can do in an active shooter situation, this is the starting point!


The team at RPD, LLC are committed to the community in which we live, work and play. We want YOU to have the knowledge you need.


Presented by Roy A Adams, who recently retired from the Rochester Police Department as their Master Instructor, this CRASE presentation is a great way to assess your current plan, gain some valuable information to help advance to the next step, and to educate yourself and others to properly plan a response that will be tailored to your specifications.


This short seminar is also being used as a teaser to a more in depth course, taught by the Instructors of RPD, LLC, using a presentation model from the USCCA’s Countering the Mass Shooter Threat course. Dates and times will be posted.


Don’t miss this presentation. Your safety and the safety of others may depend on what you learn!

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)


Prerequisites: None

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