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Active Attack Integrated Response – Train the Trainer Session

The Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council in partnership with the Western Mass Fire Chiefs Association (WMFCA) and the Western Mass Chiefs of Police Association (WMCOPA) are hosting a series of Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR) Trainings for the region.

The series begins with the AAIR Train-the-Trainer Course in November. This 40-hour performance level direct delivery course is designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, dispatch, and emergency medical services (EMS) in active attack/shooter events.

This Train-the-Trainer session is specifically for individuals who are willing and able to become AAIR instructors to teach fellow first responders throughout the region. The session will train law enforcement, fire, EMS, and dispatchers. Interested individuals from these four disciplines are invited to apply. (see below)

The course provides law enforcement officers with key medical skills based on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) guidelines, which can be used at the Point of Injury (POI) to increase survivability of victims.

The course also provides a model framework for law enforcement, fire, and EMS to integrate responses during an active attack/shooter incident through the Rescue Task Force (RTF) concept.

This training has been designed to improve the safety and survivability of victims of active attack/shooter events and increase the effectiveness, coordination, and resource integration between law enforcement, fire, telecommunications, and EMS when responding to these events.

The Train-the-Trainer course will be held Monday, November 13 through Friday, November 17, 2023 in West Springfield. The training is open to first responders in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties.

There are a limited number of student seats available for this train-the-trainer session. Applications will be accepted for review from the time of this announcement through noon, Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Applications will be reviewed by members of the WMFCA and WMPOCA. Final acceptance into the course will require approval from your employer. Seats for this course are delineated by discipline. Follow the appropriate link below to submit your application.

Registration for this training is closed. Thank you for your interest.

Further information regarding the remaining sessions of this training series will be announced in the coming months. This will be the only train-the-trainer session of this series. Any questions can be directed to Raine Brown, Homeland Security Program Manager.