Training for Armed School Personnel Announced


FASTER Colorado Launching 2018 Training Classes. Three-Day Training To Stop Active Killers, Medically Save Lives.

A Colorado school staffer receives individual instruction during FASTER training earlier this year. Photo by Complete Colorado
A Colorado school staffer receives individual instruction during FASTER training earlier this year. Photo by Complete Colorado

Denver, CO – -( FASTER* Colorado —an organization committed to making our school children as safe as possible— announces the 2018 FASTER Colorado training schedule for armed school staff members. The first class is June 11-13 and will be held in Adams County, CO. The training is organized by Coloradans for Civil Liberties (CCL), in partnership with Independence Institute.

FASTER Colorado launched its first training class in 2017. FASTER Colorado curriculum includes skills to stop active shooter situations, as well as tactical medical training to deal with related injuries such as gunshot wounds.

“Colorado law already allows K-12 school staff to carry a concealed firearm on campus, provided they are designated by their school board, or charter school board, as a school security officer,” said Laura Carno, co-founder of Coloradans for Civil Liberties and Founder of FASTER Colorado. “Many dozens of school staff in Colorado are already so designated. We want them to have access to world-class training in stopping active killers and saving lives.”

The tuition is $1,000 per class member, and scholarships are available.

According to Amy Cooke, Independence Institute’s Executive VP, “We have raised scholarship money, because we never want lack of training budget to keep any school personnel from having access to this lifesaving training. We are honored to partner with CCL to help save the lives of Colorado’s school children.”

Members of the media may attend portions of the class, and conduct interviews with: FASTER Colorado Founder, Laura Carno, FASTER Colorado’s trainers (all active-duty law enforcement), and Evan Todd (Columbine survivor). At class time, there may be class attendees who are open to interviews. We ask that media not report the names, schools, or images of class attendees without that individual’s express consent.

FASTER Colorado

For more information and additional class dates, please go to For media questions, or to schedule an interview, please contact Laura Carno at or 719-492-0211. Details of the daily schedule and location will be provided to those media with interest in attending.

*Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response

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