Skip to comments.Training as a Teacher to Carry a Firearm in School (FASTER: Colorado )
Posted on 07/06/2018 5:24:48 AM PDT by george76
FASTER Colorado's active shooter training for teachers.
Last week I went through the training many of the teachers who are authorized to carry a gun in Colorado schools go through.
In the wake of the devastating school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Santa Fe, Tex., many different solutions have been proposed for how to stop or at least curb the violence inflicted by active shooters. Among the most prominent solutionsthanks in large part to President Trump's advocacyis arming teachers. Most, however, don't understand how arming teachers works in person or that a number of states already allow certain teachers to carry guns.
FASTER, which stands for Faculty / Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response, is a course offered with assistance from nonprofit organizations in Ohio and Colorado that have successfully trained hundreds of teachers. FASTER Colorado was kind enough to let me fly out to Denver and attend the three-day class and fully participate in all of the shooting, medical, and strategy drills it entails.
After completing the course and passing the shooting qualification, I came away extremely impressed.
As a certified firearms instructor, I can tell you this is much more than basic firearms and safety training. It is an advanced course taught by active-duty law enforcement officers that incorporates the best in civilian active shooter training and sorely needed medical training rarely available to the public.
The class starts off with the most important aspect of countering an active shooter: mindset. It was remarkable to me how similar the mindset taught by FASTER was to the mindset taught in the incredibly impressive Israeli Tactical School class I took in 2016. Aggression is the key. Either go 100 percent or don't go at all.
Your mindset is as important as, if not more important than, your marksmanship.
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I hope the training comes with a sign stating that “Staff in this building are armed to protect faculty and students.”
Good article. It makes some excellent points. Most especially the medical training part.
These days theres no excuse for not having a well thought out IFAK and knowing how to use it. There are dozens of YouTube videos out there.
Is good to know teachers are preparing. Prayers this training will be implemented nationwide
Implementation in Chicago would be wise .... imho
These are the same people who indoctrinate the kids into anti American globalism and promote all things LGBTQ.
They embrace Common Core which is designed to destroy critical thinking and self initiative. CC is designed to instill apathy for the hard sciences, truth, and God.
Most of these ‘teachers’ fight for the ‘right’ to brutally murder children in the womb.
And we’re supposed to trust them with firearms?
Training and arming are not enough. There needs to be regular practice.
Numbers ... it is all relative to the numbers plus there will be wildcards. Plans implemented always include backup plans to the backup plans
You totally missed my point.
Were you educated using Common Core materials?
This is outstanding!
There will never be “enough” training to please some people, but the measure of “enough” is effectiveness in an actual threat situation.
It’s sad that we have to arm teachers to keep students from killing their classmates. What the hell is going on in our schools?
Mostly conservatives in the program or will soon be conservatives. No pearl-clutching-hyperventilating-libs would volunteer for this program and if they did the principal or school board would bar their participation. This is really serious training.
What the hell is going on in our schools?
I hope the training comes with a sign stating that Staff in this building are armed to protect faculty and students.
Let it be known that the school isn’t a gun free soft target.
You have to admit, stupidity and short-sightedness is always annoying, especially when serious issues are being discussed.
But take heart - ignorance is not a sin.
Staying that way is...
Thus your plan is to accuse and ridicule me. Good luck finding FRiends
The discussion in itself will probably save some lives. Perps will not know for certain the staff is unarmed
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