How the FASTER Program Works
Each school selects staff members who are willing, competent, and capable. Experts on school violence provide training in armed response, crisis management, and emergency medical aid.
The FASTER program pays for tuition and lodging and local school boards authorize these trained staff members to carry firearms in school.
- NO-COST TRAINING – This is a nonprofit program sponsored by Buckeye Firearms Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. There is no cost to your school district. Since 2013, thousands of Ohio educators have applied for this specialized training.
- COMPREHENSIVE PREPARATION – Training also includes crisis management and hands-on emergency medical training for life-threatening injury.
- ON-CALL ASSISTANCE – Program experts can meet with school board members at no cost to answer questions and provide assistance for policies and procedures, insurance issues, legal and union concerns, and local police / EMT drills and coordination.
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If you are a school employee, you can apply for FASTER training by completing our questionnaire.
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To support this program, please donate below. Buckeye Firearms Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible.