This two day course was specifically designed to meet the minimum training requirements laid out in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) 16-11-127.1 and 16-11-130.1 in regards to school personnel and administrators who are considering the addition of firearms to their Schools Safety Plan. Effective July 1, 2014, properly trained school personnel, with the permission of their governing body, are eligible to carry a firearm within a school safety zone. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate detailing that they have met the training requirements as set forth in OCGA 16-11-127.1 and OCGA 16-11-130.1 for their records.
Students may elect to attend Both days or only Day 1.
Day 2 and a passing firearms qualification score are considered mandatory for individuals intending to carry a weapon within a school safety zone.
DAY 1: THEORY, PREVENTION STRATEGIES, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT WORKSHOPS
- A Historical Perspective on Active Shooter Events
- Developing and Maintaining a Safety Plan
- Situational Awareness and the Stages of Alertness
- Identifying Safety Concerns in a Building
- Georgia Law
- Judicious Use of Deadly Force
- Equipment and Ammunition Considerations
- An Understanding of Ballistics
- A Critique of "Run, Hide, Fight"
- Identifying Common Firearm Malfunctions
- Law Enforcement Response to an Active Shooter
- Basic Room Clearing
- Rendering Emergency Medical Aid
Students attending Day 1 should bring their School Safety Plan or Disaster Plan (if available), material for taking notes, comfortable clothing, and functional footwear (no open toes or heels).
DAY 2: RANGE EXERCISES AND FIREARMS CERTIFICATION
The second day will focus on firearm manipulation skills and applications for the knowledge gained the prior day. This will include:
- Concealed Carry Methods
- Obtaining and Presenting the Weapon From Concealment
- Target Engagement
- Use of Cover and Concealment
- Reloading Techniques
- Malfunction Clearing
- Practical Firearms Examination
Students attending day 2 should bring:
- A handgun in good working order (semi-automatic or revolver)
- Two or more spare magazines or speed loaders for your firearm and a storage method for them
- A concealment garment
- A strong side belt holster for your firearm*
- Approximately 500 rounds of ammunition for your firearm
- Safety glasses
- Hearing protection
- A hat
- Cleaning supplies and tools for your weapon
* Shoulder holsters, small of the back holsters, and cross-draw holsters WILL NOT BE ALLOWED on the range without prior approval due to safety concerns.