Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events & Stop the Bleed - April & May 2020

The class scheduled for April 11 has been canceled. At this time, no make-up date has been set. Please follow James City County on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to news updates using the link below to find out about County news and/or future classes. 


The James City County Police Department and Fire Department are hosting a CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) training session followed by a Stop the Bleed training session in April & May. Each course will last approximately 2 hours with a break in between.  There is no charge for attendance.

The CRASE course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.  Topics include:

  • history and prevalence of active shooter events,                                
  • civilian response options,
  • medical issues, and
  • Considerations for conducting drills.

The Stop the Bleed course provides strategies, guidance and practical skills to handle a trauma related bleeding situation from an active shooter or everyday life.  The Stop the Bleed Campaign was designed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in December 2012.  Topics include:

  • History of the Stop the Bleed Program
  • How to recognize a life threatening bleeding situation
  • How to use commercially available and improvised items to mitigate a bleeding situation
  • Practical application of commercially available and improvised items

These two courses are designed to bridge the gap and empower our citizens to make a difference.  They can be taken/attended together or separately. Must be at least 14 years old to attend. 

All are welcome. You may stay for one or both sessions. 

Contact Assistant Fire Marshal Michelle Toutaint at 757-565-7607 with any questions.

Date: 05/02/2020 (Sat.)

Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm EDT

Location: Fire Administration
5077 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Created by:   Assistant Fire Marshal Michelle Toutaint
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