BATON ROUGE, LA (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44)- The recent spike in active shooter incidents has been a call to action for first responders nationwide. And now LSU is doing it’s part to help out.
“This year we’ll probably train about 20,000 first responders across the united states,” Jason Krause said.
Jason Krause works with LSU’s emergency training center and he says the university will receive a 22 million dollar grant , so they can start pedaling active shooter routines to different first responder groups and organizations nationwide.
“Majority of the money goes to delivering training so whether its New York counter terrorism division or a fire department in the middle of Montana when we send a training it’s at no cost.”
The program will teach emergency techniques like medical planning and proper barricading techniques. None of the outside participants will have to pay for the training.
“This is only part of what NCBRT does. So we have a very long history of success.”