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Active-Shooter Preparedness

This course provides guidance and advice on how to anticipate and respond appropriately to an active-shooter incident, including responding appropriately when law enforcement arrives at the scene, recognizing potential workplace-violence indicators so that these types of incidents may be prevented and managing the consequences of an active-shooter incident.

Geography Covered: Americas | Duration: 30 minutes


An active-shooter incident can occur at any time or place. In recent years, mass shootings occurred in the U.S. at workplaces, schools, colleges, a concert, a nightclub, a Planned Parenthood clinic and other locations where the victims were taken off guard.

Proper planning and preparation may help to reduce the probability of an active-shooter event in a workplace or school — and it may minimize the negative impact of such an incident if one occurs. This course is intended to prepare managers and employees to respond to a potential or actual active shooter.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • Danger in the Workplace
  • What Is an Active Shooter?
  • Active-Shooter Warning
  • Option 1: Evacuate
  • Option 2: Hide
  • Option 3: Take Action
  • When Law Enforcement Arrives
  • Responding to Arrival of Law Enforcement
  • Communicating with 911 or Law Enforcement
  • Workplace Violence
  • After-Action Analysis
  • Support and Counseling
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