Incident Management

Mass Shootings/Active Shooters: Planning and Response Resources

Mass Shootings/Active Shooter: Planning and Response Resources

by August Vernon / December 8, 2011

Due to todays tragedy at VT here is a variety of resources (videos, presentations, articles, guides, etc.) on mass shooting/active shooter incidents. All the links were just working for me before I sent these out.


Active Shooter Awareness Virtual Roundtable Active Shooter Awareness Virtual Roundtable has been posted on the DHS website.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate’s Office of Infrastructure Protection’s Active Shooter Awareness Virtual Roundtable, is now available on the DHS website at


Preparation for and Response to Mass-Shooting Events Video and PPT Mass shooting events are becoming more common, and the response to them involves every public safety agency for miles around. This free training program from Firefighters Support Foundation details the actions that firefighters and EMS agencies can take to prepare themselves for this all-too-likely event, and the actions they can take when the event occurs. 


Mass Shootings: Planning and Response (Public Safety Awareness Course) Online interactive presentation and PPT


IS 907 - Active Shooters: What you Can Do Describe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials.


First Responder Critical Incident Guide (CIG) First Responder Critical Incident Guide (CIG) identifies key functions that are essential for first responders (Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Special Teams, Military, etc.) during the first 10-30 minutes of a "critical incident "including Mass Shooters.


Active Shooter: Tri-fold Brochure for Response


"Active Shooter: Rapid Response" Training Film


DHS: How to Respond When an Active Shooter Is in Your Vicinity


DHS: Active Shooter - Pocket Card Information



Be safe,

August Vernon