The Active Shooter Response Training


Limited Time Offer!

Active Shooter Response Training for the Workplace

With the proper knowledge and training, your employees will be able to identify and diffuse dangerous situations while keeping everyone safe.

Course Description:

The intent of this active shooter response training is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to survive an active shooter event. This course will cover topics such as identifying potential workplace threats, developing an emergency action plan, and preparing for and responding to an active shooter situation. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice their skills through interactive exercises.

Course Objectives:

-Identify potential workplace threats

-Develop an emergency action plan

-Prepare for and respond to an active shooter situation

-Practice skills through interactive exercises

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Active Shooter Response Training

-What is an active shooter?

-Why are active shooter incidents on the rise?

-Workplace violence statistics

-The difference between passive, aggressive, and assertive behavior

Module 2: Identifying Potential Workplace Threats

-Warning signs of workplace violence

-How to identify and assess potential threats in the workplace

-Reporting procedures for potential threats of violence

Module 3: Developing an Emergency Action Plan

-The components of an emergency action plan

-How to develop and implement an emergency action plan in the workplace

Module 4: Preparing for and Responding to an Active Shooter Situation

-The three options for responding to an active shooter situation: run, hide, fight

-When and how to use each option

-What to do when law enforcement arrives on the scene

Module 5: Active Shooter Response Exercise Scenarios

-Exercise 1: Run, Hide, Fight Decision-Making exercise

-Exercise 2: Active Shooter Response Team Simulation exercise

Quick Overview:

In the event of an active shooter, every second counts. The best way to survive is to be prepared. Learning how to respond quickly and correctly can mean the difference between life and death.

The first step is to understand what an active shooter situation is. An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms (including semi-automatic weapons) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.

The Department of Homeland Security provides the following guidance on how to respond to an active shooter situation:

1. Run

If there’s an escape path, try to take it. Leave your belongings behind and keep your hands visible.

2. Hide

If you can’t run, hide. Find a place to shelter in place where the active shooter can’t see you. Silence your phone and remain quiet. Lock the door, if possible, and block entry with heavy furniture.

3. Fight

As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt or incapacitate the active shooter using whatever means are available. Act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter’s head. Remember that the goal is to survive, not to come out unscathed.

Active shooter situations are often over before law enforcement arrives on scene. Therefore, it is critical that individuals know how to respond. With proper training, individuals can learn how to identify warning signs and protect themselves and others should an active shooter situation occur.

There are a variety of Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT) programs available. The Department of Homeland Security’s “Run. Hide. Fight.” campaign is one example of ASRT that is available for free online. This program provides guidance on what to do if you find yourself in an active shooter situation. Other ASRT programs may be offered by private companies or local law enforcement agencies.

When selecting an ASRT program, it is important to consider the needs of your workplace and employees. Some factors to consider include:

-The size of your workplace and number of employees

-The type of work that is done at your workplace

-The physical layout of your workplace

-The availability of resources (e.g., security personnel, locks, etc.)

Once you have selected an ASRT program, it is important to provide employees with the training. Employees should be given the opportunity to ask questions and practice what they have learned. It is also important to review the plan on a regular basis to ensure that it is up-to-date and relevant to your workplace.

Active shooter situations are tragic and often unpredictable events. However, by being prepared and knowing how to respond, individuals can increase their chances of survival.