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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – What would you do if a gunman entered your place of work? Or if shots rang out while shopping at the mall? Would you know what to do? How to react? Where to go to be safe? Being prepared is the best answer. Now a chance for you to learn useful techniques is being offered by the city of Fort Worth.

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Four classes will be offered beginning in September. Each class last two hours, is open to the public and is free. All classes will cover the same material. Topics include the history of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options, and demonstrations and examples. The class provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.

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The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). The program has delivered active shooter response training to more than 85,000 law enforcement professionals across the nation. CRASE was developed in response to frequent requests to law enforcement officers and agencies from schools, businesses and community members asking for direction and presentations on what to do if confronted with an active shooter event.

Please note: the presentation contains realistic material and reenactments that some attendees may find graphic in nature. Discretion for sensitive audiences is advised. To sign up for a class or for more information click here.

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