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FASTER stands for Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response.

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, Ohio’s Buckeye Firearms Foundation developed the concept of FASTER to enable teachers, administrators and other school employees to stop school violence quickly and administer medical aid immediately. FASTER is not intended as a replacement of police and EMTs, it enables on-site personnel to save lives through prompt action.

After successfully implementing FASTER in Ohio, Coloradans for Civil Liberties is committed to bringing this lifesaving training to Colorado. Please donate here to help make that happen.

Class Information

Colorado’s first FASTER class is set for June 20, 21 and 22, 2017, and will be held in Northern Colorado. School staff from any part of Colorado is invited to apply.

Class tuition is $1,000 and includes lodging (if necessary) and a trauma kit to be taken back to your school. Scholarships are available through Coloradans for Civil Liberties in conjunction with Independence Institute. We never want the lack of budget in a school or district to keep a staff member from this life-saving training.

If you are chosen to participate, you will attend an intensive 3-day class where you will learn many of the same skills and tactics used by law enforcement. Your instructors will include professional law enforcement personnel with extensive knowledge of active shooter situations. You will leave this class physically and mentally exhausted, but those who have participated agree that it is a wonderful experience and life changing class.

How we will choose participants:

You will be required to have a Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit You may apply for FASTER before you get your CHP, but will need it before training.

A background check will be conducted on all 24 selected attendees prior to admission.

Anyone prohibited from possessing a firearm will be disqualified.

You can help us by answering the questions below. Please be completely honest. We are looking for a wide range of people with various levels of experience. We will keep your answers and your identity confidential. We will not discuss your request with your school or school board, unless you specifically request us to do so.


  • 2. Contact Information

    Please provide complete information. (This will be kept confidential.)
    If "Other", please specify.
    If "Other", please specify.
    We ask this because specialized training is available.