Emergency Services Sector Active Shooter Workshop

Emergency Services Sector Active Shooter Workshop
Task type
Increase your resilience
Readiness Level
Foundational, Intermediate, Advanced


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security hosts a one-day Active Shooter Workshop to enhance awareness of and response to an active shooter event by:

  • Educating participants on the history of active shooter events.
  • Describing common behavior, conditions, and situations associated with active shooters.
  • Fostering communication between infrastructure owners and operators and local emergency response teams—this includes discussions on interoperability, communications protocols, and best practices for planning, preparedness, and response.

Building Emergency Planning Capabilities

The event will describe how to incorporate key elements of successful incident management into planning efforts, such as:

  • Communicating with and accounting for employees.
  • Building familiarity with local responders and knowing their capabilities.
  • Coordinating with first responders before, during, and after an incident.
  • Integrating public affairs into incident management.

Who Should Participate

  • Educational facility representatives
  • Corporate and facility security professionals from the private and public sectors
  • Supervisory first responders
  • Homeland security representatives

Emergency Services Sector Active Shooter Guide

The purpose of the Emergency Services Sector Active Shooter Guide is to provide emergency services personnel with the basic building blocks for developing an Active Shooter Program with communities. This guide highlights resources and planning considerations, which will enhance emergency services organizations' ability to develop or improve community planning and preparedness for active shooter incidents.


For more information on the Active Shooter Workshop, email or visit the CISA Active Shooter Preparedness website.

For more information, contact the Emergency Services Sector Management Team at