Lantec | Course: Active Shooter Mitigation

Active Shooter Mitigation

1/2 days


An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated areas. 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.

This course is not written for law enforcement officers, but for non-law enforcement employees. The material may provide law enforcement officers information on recommended actions for non-law enforcement employees to take should they be confronted with an active shooter situation. The course is also not INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC. While schools, churches, concerts, and theaters have been recent targets; an active shooter mitigation plan can benefit any place of work or leisure venue.


Module 1: Define the Active Shooter Threat

  • Preparedness Mission Areas: Prevention-Protection-Mitigation-Response-Recovery
  • Form a Collaborative Planning Team
  • Active Shooter Timeline
  • Options for Consideration
  • Incident Location Categories
  • National Incident Management System
  • Preparedness Cycle
  • Planning Guide for Stakeholders
  • Step 1: Form the Planning Team
  • Module 1 Planning Activity

Module 2: Preventing the Next Active Shooter

  • Recognize Behaviors on the Pathway to Violence
  • Instill a Positive Culture of Reporting
  • Develop Intervention Capabilities
  • Behavioral Change Initiators
  • Pathway to Violence
  • Behavioral Indicators
  • Contagion Effect
  • Appropriate Intervention
  • Aggregating Information
  • Vigilance
  • Workplace Violence and Categories
  • Workplace Violence Policy
  • Step 2: Risk Analysis as a Planning Tool

Module 3: Security Considerations

  • Evaluate Security Options Appropriate for the Occupancy
  • Consider How Building Design Affects Planning
  • Determine the Policies and Procedures Necessary to Secure the Organization and its Stakeholders against an Active Shooter Threat
  • Layered Security Measures
  • Security Measures
  • Building Design
  • Building Demographics
  • Preparedness Recommendations
  • Community Collaboration
  • Step 3: Establish Goals and Objectives

Module 4: Mitigation Considerations

  • Describe Actions Necessary to Reduce the Effects of an Active Shooter Incident
  • Determine Communication Procedures for your Facility to Alert all Occupants of an Active Shooter Incident
  • Communication Capabilities Needed During and Following an Active Shooter Incident
  • Mitigation Actions
  • Protective Actions
  • Notification Considerations
  • Notification for Effective Response
  • Reporting to 9-1-1
  • Step 4: Courses of Action

Module 5: Implementing Your Plan

  • Determine and Organize Capabilities necessary to:
    • Save Lives
    • Meet Basic Human Needs
    • Protect Property and Environment
    • Communicate with the Public
  • Organize Capabilities in Your Active Shooter Plan:
    • Incident Response Times
    • Situational Awareness
    • Law Enforcement Priorities
    • The First Mintues
    • First Officers on the Scene
    • Integrated Rescue Task Force
    • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
    • US Snta Barbara: 523/14
    • Responder Liason
    • Coordinated Public Information
    • Media Report
    • Media Response
    • Disabilities and Access and Functional Needs
    • Inclusive Plannign Considerations
  • Step 5: Plan Struction, Preparation, and Planning Actions

Module 6: Recovery

  • State Capabilities Necessary to Assist the Organization in Recovery
  • Examine Continuity Plans in Response to an Active Shooter Incident
  • Determine Training and Exercises Appropriate for your Organization
  • Recovery References
  • Step 6: Checklists, Continuity Planning Resources, Training Delivery, Conduct Exercises, Progressive Approach, Strengthen Your Plan, Implement the Plan
  • Active Shooter Resources
  • The Way Ahead
Optional: Post Training Certification Exam (multiple choice) available online via FEMA website.

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