It feels like every day, you hear about an incident involving "Active Shooters." There is no telling what motivates some of them, but there is evidence to show many of them involved terrorism or psychotropic drugs. There were a variety of weapons used, ranging from firearms and explosives, to knives and vehicles. The best thing we can do is train to respond to the threat.
One such response is Immediate Action Rapid Deployment (IARD). Learning how to respond to and neutralize a threat quickly and effectively is important to first responders. Keeping the training fresh with so many responders is proving to be the difficult part.
We have a number of solutions that can help. Our instructors have experience engaging terrorists. If you are going to practice military drills, doesn't it make sense to train with experienced operators?