FSU to Conduct Active Shooter Exercise
Fayetteville State University’s Department of Police and Public Safety will host the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Basic Active Shooter Training on May 13-16, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Bryant Residence Hall. Sworn law enforcement officers from across the state will participate in the training exercise.
The purpose of the exercise is to train law enforcement officers – particularly first responders – to safely and effectively respond to address, and stop terroristic acts and active shooters. There will be a series of active shooter drills and the officers and a fictional active shooter will be using simunitions. Simunitions are similar to ammunition. However, it is colored soap that is fired from the officer’s duty weapon. This makes the practical exercises more realistic.
The exercise has a three-fold purpose:
· Prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize the fictional active shooter
· Cover shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for and room entry techniques, approach and breaching, the crisis site, rescue team tactics, improved explosive devices, and post engagement priorities of work
· The 16-hour course will culminate with dynamic “force on force” scenarios
The media is invited to cover the event. For more information, call (910) 672-1474.
FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.