Active Shooter Preparedness Training

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security have developed an informative training course, IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do, to help educate the campus community on appropriate action if there is an active shooter on campus. It is important to be educated on how to protect yourself and others in this type of situation.

IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do is an independent web-based training module that can be completed in approximately 45 minutes.

Course Overview

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

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials;
  • Recognize potential workplace violence indicators;
  • Describe actions to take in order to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents; and
  • Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.

For additional information, please see the DHS Active Shooter Response Booklet which includes information on the following:

  • Profile of an active shooter;
  • Responding to an active shooter or other incidents of workplace violence; and
  • Tips for recognizing signs of potential workplace violence.