Texas On Duty First Responder Training Course

Course description: This course is designed for twenty-eight (28) hours of classroom instruction, field instruction, student exam, and the proficiency demonstration.  

Course objective: The On-Duty First Responder Training Course consists of classroom instruction as well as a student exam, field instruction and proficiency demonstrations of first responders desiring to carry a handgun on duty in accordance with House Bill 1069. After successful completion of this course, first responders who are LTC holders will receive a certificate of completion for the training course under section 411.184, Government code. Outlined objectives are classroom training in:

  • Self-Defense
  • De-escalation techniques
  • Tactical thinking relating to cover for and concealment of the license holder
  • Methods to conceal a handgun and methods to ensure the secure carrying of a concealed handgun
  • The use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of an openly carried handgun
  • Consequences of improper use of a handgun

It will also provide field instruction in the use of handguns, including:

  • Instinctive or reactive shooting
  • Tactical shooting
  • Shooting while moving
  • Shooting in low light conditions

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