The Central Region Homeland Security Advisory Council hosted the Active Threat Integrate Response Course (ATIRC) February 19-21 at the Warren Community Elementary School in Warren, MA. The course was delivered by Louisiana State University's National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education. The ATIRC Course is a 24-hour performance level direct delivery course designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire and EMS in active shooter events.

The Council was able to host 43 police, fire, and EMS First responders from across the Central Region. This The Council would like to thank LSU, MEMA, amd EOPSS for helping to make the course possible. The Council would also like to recognize the Town of Warren for opening up their school for the course, the role players who volunteered their time for the Day 3 practical exercises, and the WRTA, the Town of West Brookfield, the Town of Southbridge, and Action Ambulance for providing their response vehicles for the practical exercises.

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