CHILDREN deserve to be safe at school.
EDUCATORS deserve world-class training.
FASTER Colorado makes it happen.
We’re dedicated to keeping children safe while they’re at school. FASTER supports arming teachers, staff, and administrators by offering world-class firearm and emergency response training.
What is FASTER?
- FASTER stands for Faculty/Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response.
- When school boards and charter school boards authorize employees as security officers under Colorado Revised Statute 18-12-214 (3)(b), there is required annual training and annual re-qualification. FASTER Colorado provides that training, and in many cases, exceeds the annual training required by the school’s or the district’s insurance company.
- Armed school employees are not intended as a replacement for Law Enforcement and EMTs. Instead, they can save lives by being there —at the point of attack. Armed school security teams are the real first responders. They can save lives until Law Enforcement and other emergency responders arrive.
- FASTER Colorado is a non-profit that raises money to deliver the necessary training to school districts, charter schools, and private schools, especially in their early years of their armed security programs.
Meet our Team
Our Team brings their years of training in law enforcement, trauma medicine, and program leadership to FASTER Colorado classes.
Interested in FASTER Training?
Learn about requirements needed to apply to the program, the different levels of training we offer, and scholarship opportunities.
What former students are saying…
If the training we get at FASTER saves just one child, on student, or one staff member —or if it deters a single solitary catastrophic event— this investment is time and money well spent.
The entire FASTER program is phenomenal. World class instructors, facilities, and leadership make this a life-changing experience.
T.C.Middle School Teacher
We are so grateful for the support of your team coming to our rural community to educate our parents and school employees. It really made the difference in getting approval for our district. The actual class, including the instructors, is top-notch. I left both physically and mentally exhausted, but I now feel I have the mindset and the skills to keep our students safe. Thank you for this program!
Have Questions about the FASTER Program?
We’re happy to answer them!