As a First Responder Training Centre we 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 (CRaCC) 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; history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills.
To provide the best research-based active shooter
response training in the nation.
Training and research that saves lives and protects communities.
The ALERRT Center at Texas State University was created in 2002
as a partnership between Texas State University, the San Marcos,
Texas Police Department and the Hays County, Texas Sheriff’s Office
to address the need for active shooter
response training for first responders.
In 2013, ALERRT at Texas State was named the National Standard in Active Shooter Response Training by the FBI.
Since 2002, the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)™ Program at Texas State University has been used
to train law enforcement officers across the nation in how to
rapidly respond to dangerous active threat situations.
Over the years we’ve seen response times shorten and the capabilities of law enforcement increase. As a result of increased public awareness, many citizens have asked what individuals
can do protect themselves and reduce the dangers
faced during one of these events.
Avoid | Deny | Defend™ has been developed as an easy to remember method for individuals to follow - as we’ve seen that hiding and hoping isn’t a very effective strategy.
Watch the Avoid | Deny | Defend video below on YouTube
for an overview of how to save your life in an active attack event.
Always remember - What You Do Matters.