DHS Secretary Visits LSU NCBRT/ACE Class in Washington, D.C.

June 14, 2024

LSU NCBRT/ACE was honored to welcome Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to a recent delivery of our Active Threat Integrated Response Course  that was held in Washington, D.C. on June 6-8. LSU NCBRT/ACE is a certified training partner of DHS/FEMA, and all NCBRT/ACE courses are offered at no cost to state, local, tribal, and territorial responders throughout the country.

ATIRC teaches vital integration techniques to law enforcement, fire and EMS to respond and work together during an active threat. This class is especially vital for the DC area, since the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department must coordinate with the various state, local, and national law enforcement agencies during an emergency. Coordination, collaboration, and partnership are essential to respond and operate with these agencies during an active threat. 

Participants included DC Fire/EMS, Federal Protective Services, partners from the Naval District of Washington Force Protection, and more. Previous deliveries of this training in Washington, D.C. have included the Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Secret Service.


LSU NCBRT/ACE is a nationally recognized center for emergency preparedness and response training located at Louisiana State University’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We provide mobile training to both the national and international emergency response community. LSU NCBRT/ACE has expertise in research, development and delivery of training in the areas of specialized law enforcement operations; biological incident response; food and agriculture safety and security; school safety; and instructional design and technique. For more information on LSU NCBRT/ACE’s courses and resources, please visit ncbrt.lsu.edu.