Unified Response to School/Community Violence
PSTI is a DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Training Vendor
POST Certified Plan IV
This course meets CA AB 1598 Legal Mandates requiring local California Law Enforcement & Fire to collaborate on policy, training, response and emergency treatment & extraction protocols for Active Shooter (AS) and Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI).
This 2-day (16 hours) course is designed for Law Enforcement, Fire and Public Safety Dispatch personnel and provides specific knowledge, information and guidelines to increase survivability of victims during an Active Shooter (AS) or Mass Casualty Incident (MCI). Topics include emergency planning and training for AS and MCI, Unified Command and ICS (Incident Command System), Immediate Action Rapid Deployment (IARD) intervention tactics and a framework for law enforcement and fire to integrate responses during these incidents using the Rescue Task Force (RTF) concept.
Day 2 is a full day of AS/MCI and RTF practical exercises to teach and evaluate attendees.
Information or Assistance: Mike@PSTI-Site.org
SF Bay Area law enforcement: This course can be hosted/attended FREE within the SF Bay Area as it is eligible for DHS funding through the Bay Area UASI grant program. Contact Capt. Brian Ballard (Ret.) at the Alameda County Sheriff's BAUASI office via email for more information: BBallard@acgov.org
Prerequisite (SF Bay Area Only):
When funded by BAUASI, attendees must be full-time peace officers employed within the twelve-county Bay Area UASI Region which includes the counties of Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey and San Francisco.
General Course Information
Class Size/Make-up:Maximum = 40
- Law Enforcement Attendees = 16
- Fire Fighter /EMS Paramedic = 16
- Dispatch/Communications = 08
- Day 1 = Casual business attire (including jeans);
- Day 2 = Duty uniform w/patches (BDU uniform preferred).
- Law enforcement: Bring equipment duty belt & empty holster; no weapons/chemical agents.
- Fire/EMS: Bring Rescue Packs & emergency evacuation blankets used for victim extraction.