Government Training Institute Newsletter February 2008

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GTI Monthly Mission Brief
A Word from GTI's President

GTI President Chadd Harbaugh
Emergency preparedness is an important responsibility shared by all -- individuals, law enforcement professionals, communities and schools. In order to advance school preparedness nationwide, DHS offers several planning and training resources to help local schools prepare comprehensive all-hazard emergency preparedness plans that are exercised regularly and developed in partnership with their community leaders.

Idaho State University recently announced that the Department of Homeland Security Office of Grants & Training approved the Immediate Action Team curriculum. This designation allows law enforcement professionals the opportunity to secure DHS funding for Immediate Action Team Course tuition, overtime, meals, lodging and other associated costs.

The five-day Immediate Action Team Course covers 14 separate modules which identify proven tactics and techniques for smaller first responder elements in dealing with an active shooter and the initial response to a terrorist incident. There hasn't been a better opportunity for law enforcement professionals seeking training that combines instruction with practical application!

-- Chadd Harbaugh, GTI President

Department of Homeland Security Training

Responding to Violence and Terrorism in the School Setting
The Preparedness of State and Local Law Enforcement officers is one of the major initiatives of the United States Department of Homeland Security. The immediate action team course provides law enforcement officers with proven tactics and techniques for first responders dealing with an active shooter and terrorist incidences.

Topics Covered:
  • Mechanical and ballistic tactical breaching
  • Proven tactical shooting skills during range sessions and force on force scenarios
  • Traditional response vs. acceptable response to an active shooter situations
  • Techniques and skills needed for initial response to terrorist situations
  • Historic active shooter incidents
  • Current theory on the priority of life and the differences surrounding traditional and acceptable responses
  • Detailed blocks of instruction on terrorism, the siege of Beslan, Columbine and other shooter incidences
For more about the Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter course vist our website.

About the Government Training Institute

Founded in 2003, GTI is a center of excellence for law enforcement officers and military personnel whose mission is to train the nation's first responders. GTI's staff comprises 400 years of operational military and law enforcement experience and combines traditional classroom work, research-based training and real-world field exercises to address the requirements of government and law enforcement agencies. GTI delivers more than 30 highly-specialized training programs in the fields of anti-terrorism, terrorism countermeasures, police sniper operations, specialized patrol, high-risk policing activities and a host of law enforcement and military topics relevant to the post 9/11 world.

GTI's Type III SWAT, Type II SWAT, Type I SWAT, Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter, Basic SWAT and IED Awareness curricula are approved by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) grant funding program. In 2008, GTI relocated its training facility from Boise, Idaho to South Carolina. The company is headquartered in Eagle, Idaho.
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