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Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE)
May 17 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Time: (24 hours/3 days) Start time 8AM daily
Prerequisite: Sworn law enforcement officer
Recommended Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear, clothing conducive for crawling around on the ground, water and or hydration system, body armor, long gun (if issued), and inclement weather gear (majority of course is outside regardless of weather conditions).
Description: This course is designed to prepare first responders for an open-air active shooter encounter. It addresses a wide range of tactics and techniques when addressing an exterior armed aggressor. This hands on course will cover equipment selection, vehicle ambushes, medical emergencies, vehicle and dismounted officer/citizen down rescue, individual/ team movement techniques, and emergency vehicle crisis response. Some participants attending this course have found it to be physically challenging. Officers attending this course should be able to walk moderate distances, jog, kneel, crawl, and lift moderate weight. This is an outside class and is routinely conducted during inclement weather conditions.
Lodging and meals are sponsored by Meridian Public Safety Training and Mississippi Hpmeland Security. Reservations for lodging is required in advance.