DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — The Denison Police Department is introducing the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events training initiative. This program will provide strategies for a timely response to shooters for all Denison businesses.

"This is kind of our way to be able to inform our community, businesses and schools to kind of understand the issues that can arise from all these active shooter events," said Denison Community Service Officer Jorge Molina.

CRASE is designed to help all civilians and businesses manage the skills and plans to navigate an active shooter emergency.

Certified Denison police officers will conduct these hands-on sessions.

"This program entails a lot of history behind the active shootings," Molina explained. "It will also talk about the response to how people actually react whenever their lives are in danger, as well as what you can do to protect yourself and or others."

Training can be arranged on-site and customized for each individual business.

Texoma Health Foundation CEO Michelle Lemming said she will be taking advantage of this course and using it at Reba's Ranch House.

"One of the things that's really important at Reba's Ranch House and the Texoma Health Foundation is that we have a safe place, of course, for those that are visiting us," she said. "We have Reba's Ranch House; we have families coming in and staying with us."