Active Shooter Preparedness Resources for FSLTT Governments and First Responders
- Active Shooter Resources for Law Enforcement and Trainers
- Progress Report on the President’s Executive Actions to Help Reduce Gun Violence: The Obama Administration released a progress report detailing the completion of our significant progress on 21 of the 23 executive actions President Obama laid out in January to help reduce gun violence, including fact sheets and guides to help develop high-quality emergency operations plans for K-12 schools, institutions of higher education and houses of worship.
- Planning and Response to an Active Shooter: An Interagency Security Committee Policy and Best Practices Guide: This document outlines new policy requirements for all nonmilitary federal facilities within in the Executive Branch of the government and provides guidance for all who might be involved, including law enforcement agencies, facility tenants, and the public.
- Making Prevention a Reality: Identifying, Assessing, and Managing the Threat of Targeted Attacks: This report, a practical guide on assessing and managing the threat of targeted violence, contains concrete strategies to help communities prevent attacks like mass shootings and other targeted attacks.
- Terrorism: This FBI interactive website leads viewers through a series of games and tips in order to teach what methods a radical group might use to recruit them.
- Active Shooter Training Provided by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) provides in-depth training for credentialed law enforcement professionals regarding response to mass consequence events – such as criminal acts, terrorist attacks, other large-scale emergencies -- and tactical medical skills for responding officers. All FLETC courses can be found in the FLETC Online Course Catalog.
FLETC’s State, Local and Tribal Division can assist law professionals with their training requests regarding this and other training opportunities.
- DHS Science and Technology's First Responders Group
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate's First Responders Group (FRG) pursues a better understanding of the response community's needs and requirements, provides technical assistance, and develops innovations to the most pressing challenges faced during day-to-day and large-scale emergencies.
Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) is a virtual training platform, available now to all response agencies nationwide. Built on the Unreal Engine, it allows responders of all disciplines to assume discipline-based avatars and simultaneously role-play complex response scenarios. Scenarios incorporate law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, dispatch, and unified commands together to combat an active shooter.
The new EDGE school environment enables users to plan for the worst—say, an active shooter or a student threatening self-harm—or everyday incidents like parental disputes or medical emergencies.
First Aid for Severe Trauma (FASTTM) training program is available to organizations and individuals seeking education on handling a life-threatening bleeding emergency. FAST is a STOP THE BLEED® course funded with grant support from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and developed by the Uniformed Services University’s National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health in collaboration with the American Red Cross. By adapting first aid techniques from combat for use by civilians, FAST empowers high school students with the skills and knowledge necessary to save the life of someone experiencing life-threatening bleeding. This education program is an integral part of S&T’s overall mission to help the nation prepare for and respond effectively to emergencies.
- Conducting Security Assessments: A Guide for Schools and Houses of Worship Webinar
This Webinar will help participants learn the importance of conducting a security assessment of their facility, how to find the right support in conducting that assessment, applicable security measures, and how to create a security culture that engages and involves all the members of their respective academic or faith community.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Active Shooter Resources
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Active Shooter Resources webpage has additional resources for human resources and security professionals that address active shooter scenarios across a broad spectrum of facilities and circumstances, including a variety of training resources, reports, and a guide that explains how to incorporate active shooter planning into an emergency operations plan for healthcare facilities.
- Victims Assistance
Office for Victims of Crime: “A comprehensive preparedness and security program should consider methods to support victims following an incident. There are a multitude of federal resources that assist in promoting justice and healing for victims. For example, the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) helps communities prepare for, and respond to, victims of mass violence events – including an active shooter incident – with checklists, a compendium of resources, and other pertinent victim-related materials with the Mass Violence Toolkit. Additionally, OVC provides free training and technical assistance on its toolkit to public and non-profit entities. Finally, OVC provides the Vicarious Trauma Toolkit, which enhances individuals and organizations’ understanding of the impacts of vicarious trauma, and how to locate tools to help strengthen agency response.
- Pathway to Violence
The Pathway to Violence provides information regarding the behavior indicators that assailants often demonstrate before a violent act.