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Community Focused Training

The DCJS Active Attack Program's "Whole Community Approach" requires training for Virginia's citizens and first responders to enable them to work together when an active attack occurs to stop the killing and stop the dying. Available training courses are listed below. These courses are offered upon request to community organizations, school divisions, institutions of higher education, law enforcement agencies and Fire/EMS. Please review the course descriptions, eligibility, and hosting requirements and complete the form to schedule a training.


Community Focused Courses Offered

(CRCC) Civilian Response and Casualty Care (4 Hours) ~ Available In-Person ONLY

A coordinated effort through a "whole community approach" to establish stakeholders within the community and empower citizens to become "Immediate Responders" who do what they can, where they are, with what they have to work with until "First Responders" arrive. Using the basics of Avoid, Deny, and Defend against an active attack and aiding in the solution to stop the dying with basic medical treatment from the “Stop the Bleed” program.

Who should attend: All civilian stakeholders to include schools, campuses, faith communities, civic organizations, businesses, etc., and First Responders such as law enforcement, Fire/EMS, tele-communicators, dispatchers, school resource officers, school and campus security officers.

Required Student Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, business attire or training uniform

Hosting Requirements: A classroom capable of seating of up to 50 participants with the ability for note taking, audio and visual equipment capable of PowerPoint display with video playback to include sound. (Please arrange access to the facility at least one day prior to the scheduled training for classroom set up.)

Class Size: Minimum of 25 to a Maximum of 50 Students

To view currently scheduled sessions and to register, click here.

CRCC E-Learning Training (1.5 Hours) ~ Available on Benchmark

Please Note: We have moved to Benchmark Learning Management System for this training. Create your account or log in. Then either search for your desired training or come back here and click “Register” to be taken directly to the event page. For more information or help, please refer to this User Guide

Three Interactive Training Modules

Learn how to “R.A.C.E. to Survive the Five” or the first five minutes of an active attack until first responders arrive. This is a self-paced e-learning training. (Search for RACE after you sign into Benchmark)

1. The Whole Community Approach 

2. R.A.C.E. (React – Avoid, Deny, Defend.  Activate – call 911.) 

3. R.A.C.E. (Care – for the injured.  Evacuate – to rescue.)

Active Attack Program Contact

Adam Keene, Active Attack Program Manager
Email Adam