Active Shooter Preparedness

Post date: May 27, 2014 6:54:45 PM

In recent weeks, police have responded to active shooter incidents at an airport, a shopping mall, a school and now a college community. This spike of senseless shootings, like the most recent one in Isla Vista, make one stop and think "would I know what to do?". To this end, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aims to enhance preparedness through a "whole community" approach by providing training, products and resources to a broad range of stakeholders on issues such as active shooter awareness, incident response and workplace violence. In many cases, there is no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter, and these situations are by their very nature are unpredictable and evolve quickly. DHS offers free courses, materials and workshops to better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation and to raise awareness of behaviors that represent pre-incident indicator and characteristics of active shooters. Download the Active Shooter Educational Booklet below for more information.