Active Shooter Preparedness Training
The Emergency Management Institute of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Office of Homeland Security has made available an interactive web-based course called Active Shooter: What You Can Do.
This course is not written for law enforcement officers, but for non-law enforcement employees.
All individuals are encouraged to complete the course and there are no prerequisites to take it. The overall length of the course will vary for each individual. IS-907 takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Upon completion of the course it is believed participants will be familiar with suggested actions to take when confronted with an active shooter, recognize potential workplace violence indicators, be aware of actions intended to prevent and prepare for potential incidents and understand ways to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.
An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.
Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.
All employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.
Law enforcement personnel will be available to assist groups such as school staff, community service organizations and business staff in implementing this training.
- Read the student manual (click here)
- See final exam questions (click here)
- Take the final exam (click here)
- Visit the Active Shooter course section of the FEMA website (click here)
If your group or community service organization is interested in implementing this training, contact your local Sheriff's office to see what options are offered.