The Irving Police Department strives to provide the most current and up to date information in the area of active and evolving incidents that may occur in the community. The general public frequently request direction and presentations on what they can do if confronted with an active shooter event or some other stressful event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, and Defend strategy developed by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter or other serious event. Training information includes, but is not limited to, an informal site specific survey, building security, civilian response options, medical issues, police response protocols and review of the “Open Carry” law. Participants in this class will receive handouts and suggestions to “harden” their site facility or residence.