September 8, 2023

Purdue Police, Fire departments to offer ‘Prepared at Purdue’ training

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue University Police and Fire departments are continuing their “Prepared at Purdue” training initiative this fall.  

Free, in-person training classes for potential active threat events, combined with training for civilians to render aid to control bleeding of injured persons, will be offered in September, October and November. 

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) class provides strategies, guidance and plan options for surviving an active threat event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options and preparing your response in advance. CRASE was designed by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training in 2004. 

STOP THE BLEED® teaches how to recognize and act quickly and effectively to control life-threatening bleeding. Attendees will learn three quick techniques and become empowered to make a potential life-or-death difference if a bleeding emergency happens.

Session times and locations are:

Sept. 28: 8 a.m. to noon

Sept. 28: 1-5 p.m.

Purdue Police Department, TERY (large conference room)

205 S. Martin Jischke Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907


Oct. 30: 8 a.m. to noon

Oct. 30: 1-5 p.m.

A.A. Potter Engineering Center, Room 234 (Fu Room)

500 Central Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907


Nov. 28: 8 a.m. to noon

Nov. 28: 1-5 p.m.

Honors College, Great Hall

1101 3rd St.

West Lafayette, IN 47907

The same information is contained in each four-hour training session, so register for only one. 

To register for one of these sessions, contact Purdue Police Lt. Sarah Clark at and indicate your preferred session.

“We don't encourage people to be fearful or worry, but we do encourage people to acknowledge the reality that you could encounter a threatening situation,” Clark says about safety and preparedness training. “Mental and physical preparedness are essential. If you have thought about and practiced how to respond in an emergency situation, you are more likely to perform better in that situation.”

Affiliation with Purdue is not required to register; however, priority will be given to Purdue faculty, staff, students and affiliates.

The Purdue University Police Department offers community outreach events throughout the year in addition to the CRASE classes, including verbal de-escalation training.  

About Purdue University

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Media contact: Sarah Clark,

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