Active Shooter Preparedness Resources

Synopsis: Links to resources to assist in the development of situational awareness, training, and Active Shooter Preparedness

Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter Preparedness

Site Synopsis: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security aims to enhance preparedness through a “whole community” approach by providing products, tools, and resources to help you prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident.

Department of Homeland Security Ready.gov Active Shooter

Site Synopsis: The Ready.gov page describes what to do if you find yourself in an active shooting event, how to recognize signs of potential violence around you, and what to expect after an active shooting takes place.

Options for Consideration Active Shooter Preparedness Video

Site Synopsis: The DHS Options for Consideration video demonstrates possible actions that individuals can take if confronted with an active shooter scenario. This instructive video reviews the choices of running, hiding, or as an option of last resort, fighting the shooter. The video also shows how to assist authorities once law enforcement arrives.

Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan Video

Site Synopsis: The DHS video describes the fundamental concepts of developing an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for an active shooter scenario. This instructive video guides viewers through important considerations of EAP development utilizing the first-hand perspectives of active shooter survivors, first responder personnel, and other subject matter experts who share their unique insight.

Planning and Response to an Active Shooter: An Interagency Security Committee Policy and Best Practices Guide (November 2015/2nd Edition)

Site Synopsis: The DHS second edition of the Planning and Response to an Active Shooter: An Interagency Security Committee Policy and Best Practices Guide removes the FOUO material from the first edition released in July 2015 so that this guidance could be distributed to the public.

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.® Surviving an Active Shooter Event – English

Site Synopsis: The Ready Houston Surviving an Active Shooter Event Video. Copyright © 2012 City of Houston.

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