Skip to main content

Active Attack Integrated Response Course (AAIR) Train-the-Trainer

Active Attack Integrated Response Course (AAIR) Train-the-Trainer


The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce the ALERRT Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR) Train the Trainer course in our statewide initiative promoting national standard levels of training, specifically within the area of active attacks. Virginia has taken the position to lead the way as a model in providing active attack instruction for our law enforcement/public safety members in the continued efforts of building resiliency and continuity when faced with mitigation of these events. AAIR is a performance level course designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, tele-communicator and emergency medical services (EMS) in active attack / shooter events. 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 event through the rescue task force concept. The train‑the‑trainer course includes the complete delivery of the ALERRT AAIR course of study as well as instructional techniques and methodology for delivering the course, safety protocols and procedures, graded participant teach‑backs, remediation, course critiques, and evaluations. Participants are provided with all lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, student manuals, and related courseware so that they are immediately prepared to deliver the AAIR course at their home agency.

One of the primary DCJS objectives of this session is the development of in-house AAIR adjunct instructor cadres to meet the future training needs of our regional academies and our law enforcement partners across the Commonwealth. This train the trainer session will be utilized to begin building those active attack work groups for our training expansion mission. Registration selection will be closely monitored to ensure this initiative is met.


(40 hours/5 days)

Registration will begin at 7:30 am.

Course will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

Class Size

24, from multiple agencies


Participants must be state-certified law enforcement, fire, or EMS providers. EMS providers should be EMT-B certified or advanced (preferably NRP).

Required Equipment

Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear or training uniform. A laptop or tablet is strongly suggested for reviewing course materials in preparation for the teach back portion of the course.

Cost and Registration

There is no fee to attend the training. To apply for registration, click on the Register button above. Reminder - This is a request to attend the Train-the-Trainer. You will be notified if your registration is accepted or denied.

For More Information, Contact:

Adam Keene, Active Attack Program Manager
Email Adam