Active Shooter Events and Response

Author: John P. Blair
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466512318
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The Columbine tragedy on April 20, 1999 began a new era in law enforcement as it became apparent that the police response to such mass shootings must be drastically altered. By the time the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred on December 14, 2012, outdated police response strategies had been replaced with new, aggressive tactics used by the first officers on the scene. The frequency with which these events occur remind us time and again about the importance of training and preparing for these critical situations before they occur in our own backyards. Active Shooter Events and Response is one of the first attempts to not only discuss historic active shooter events, but also to actually dissect some of them—empowering law enforcement professionals by leveraging the essential knowledge and experience of those who have gone before us. The book also offers insight into the training methodologies and strategies used to prepare our nation’s first responders to address the active shooter threat. In addition, the authors discuss the clear and present threat of terrorist organizations using these mass shooter tactics on American soil—similar to the attacks in Beslan, Russia and Mumbai, India. Written by members of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University, this book is the culmination of more than a decade’s worth of training and research into active shooter events and represents state-of-the-art, evidence-based best practices.

The Police Response to Active Shooter Incidents

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In the summer of 2012, following the mass shooting event at the Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, PERF decided to conduct a “Critical Issues in Policing” project on the topic of active shooters. During the fall months, PERF was conducting research and preparing for a national Summit where police chiefs and others would discuss the changes in policies, training, and strategies that have resulted from the onset of active-shooter incidents. Then, on December 14, the nation got word of a new active shooting incident, in Newtown, Connecticut, which was one of the most horrific of all of these heinous crimes, because most of the victims were very young children. We held our Summit in February 2013, and the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown was fresh in everyone's minds, as we discussed the approaches to these incidents that are detailed in this report.

The Civilian Response to an Active Shooter

Author: Sheldon Lowe
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ISBN: 9783668704305
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Essay from the year 2018 in the subject Law - Criminal process, Criminology, Law Enforcement, grade: N/A, course: Homeland Security Emergency Management, language: English, abstract: Active shooters have regrettably become a normal occurrence during the last several years in the United States and throughout the world. There are countless incidents recorded in which one or several gunmen enter a public arena and open fire. By looking at past events, there is a chance that a plan can be developed for the future. It is evident that planning is critical due to its position in the emergency management process. However, the completion of just one of the four phases will not lead to success. Organizations and communities must strive for an adequate representation in each phase in order to be successful in the aftermath of an active shooter event. The most vulnerable group during an active shooter is the civilian population. By understanding their role in these events, there may be a chance to avoid mass casualty events.

Active Shooter

Author: Kevin Doss
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128027835
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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According to Pinkerton—the leading provider of risk management services in the world—workplace violence is second only to cybersecurity as the top threat faced by organizations today. Incidents involving active shooters in the workplace are on the rise and becoming more violent and deadly. Active Shooter provides the tools necessary to identify potential violent individuals, along with the options and responses needed to save lives, reduce corporate liability, and recover from an active shooter event should it happen. Active Shooter begins with a brief history of active shooters and how they have changed over time. It shows why many perpetrators initiate attacks, what they often are thinking, and some of the indicators that could have been identified prior to the attack. The book shows how to develop an active shooter program in an organization, walking readers through the entire process including training exercises to test the efficiency of the program. With the uniquely private security perspective, Active Shooter illustrates how to communicate with law enforcement, government agencies, and the media in the event of active shooter incident. The book concludes with a discussion of how organizations can recover promptly after an incident, which is crucial for operational survival. Illustrates what businesses should consider prior to, during, and after an active shooting event, including developing business continuity plan Demonstrates the importance of preparedness, an effective coordinated response, and planning all the way down to the frontline employee Addresses the private sector and public sector coordination efforts needed for an effective active shooter program Offers teaching and learning tools such as text boxes, end-of-chapter discussion questions, lists of key DHS, FBI and FEMA websites and resources, as well as training exercises and case studies

Ciottone s Disaster Medicine E Book

Author: Gregory R. Ciottone
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323358462
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The most comprehensive resource of its kind, Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine, 2nd Edition, thoroughly covers isolated domestic events as well as global disasters and humanitarian crises. Dr. Gregory Ciottone and more than 200 worldwide authorities share their knowledge and expertise on the preparation, assessment, and management of both natural and man-made disasters, including terrorist attacks and the threat of biological warfare. Part 1 offers an A-to-Z resource for every aspect of disaster medicine and management, while Part 2 features an exhaustive compilation of every conceivable disaster event, organized to facilitate quick reference in a real-time setting. Quickly grasp key concepts, including identification of risks, organizational preparedness, equipment planning, disaster education and training, and more advanced concepts such as disaster risk reduction, tactical EMS, hazard vulnerability analysis, impact of disaster on children, and more. Understand the chemical and biologic weapons known to exist today, as well as how to best manage possible future events and scenarios for which there is no precedent. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader. Be prepared for man-made disasters with new sections that include Topics Unique to Terrorist Events and High-Threat Disaster Response and Operational Medicine (covering tactical and military medicine). Get a concise overview of lessons learned by the responders to recent disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Sandy, the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and active shooter events like Sandy Hook, CT and Aurora, CO. Learn about the latest technologies such as the use of social media in disaster response and mobile disaster applications. Ensure that everyone on your team is up-to-date with timely topics, thanks to new chapters on disaster nursing, crisis leadership, medical simulation in disaster preparedness, disaster and climate change, and the role of non-governmental agencies (NGOs) in disaster response – a critical topic for those responding to humanitarian needs overseas.

Principles of Emergency Management

Author: Michael J. Fagel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466516690
Format: PDF, ePub
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Principles of Emergency Management: Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation offers preparedness and mitigation recommendations for advanced emergency planning. Because disasters are so unpredictable, advance planning is needed to effectively respond to and mitigate against the potential effects of such events. Whether a disaster is natural or man-made, accidental or deliberate, the best way to protect the public is by implementing an integrated emergency management system incorporating all potential stakeholders through all phases of the event. As such, the book suggests best practices for drills, exercises, and pre-event team building and communication. More than a dozen contributors offer their professional expertise on a wide variety of topics, including: Emergency operations center management Continuity planning of vital services in the aftermath of a disaster The role of the public health official Developing public-private partnerships Specific types of disasters, including terrorism, agroterrorism, pandemics, and active shooter incidents Mass care, sheltering, and human services The special needs of children in disasters Traditional and social media and their impact on emergency management The book is a valuable planning resource for those tasked with managing operations to prepare for, mitigate, and respond to disasters.

The Active Shooter Response Training Manual

Author: Scott M. Hyderkhan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466582987
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The modern Active Shooter Response (ASR) has continually evolved since its inception approximately a decade ago. This change is necessary to continue improvement on the ASR mission. The Active Shooter Response Training Manual provides police personnel with the skills necessary to respond successfully to any active shooter situation. Using established doctrine developed by the U.S. Army, this program is designed to help create, plan, and execute ASR training at the departmental level. The methods and protocols presented are applicable across all federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The book begins by describing the ASR operation in the format of an operations order. It categorizes threat levels, provides guidelines for action, describes the mission statement and execution of it, and addresses assets and equipment as well as issues related to command and signal. Next, the book explores: Training principles and their utilization for developing a sound ASR training cycle Movement formations for teams and squads, and the four phases of maneuver: find, fix, finish, and follow-through Close Quarter Battle (CQB), and the principles of surprise, speed, and violence of action Skills that are necessary to become proficient in creating a list of mission tasks critical to the success of the unit Command and control issues and techniques for alleviating them Performance evaluations for each phase of the ASR mission Guidelines on selecting special equipment for the ASR mission A supplemental training video and PowerPoint® presentation enhance the text, providing a multitiered learning experience for police agencies of any size and enabling them to adopt the principles and techniques to their own needs. An article on modern policing by Scott Hyderkhan appeared in Law Officer on April 8, 2013.

Fire EMS Department Operational Considerations and Guide for Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents

Author: US Fire Administration
Publisher: FEMA
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More than 250 people have been killed in the United States during what has been classified as active shooter and mass casualty incidents (AS/MCIs) since the Columbine High School shootings in 1999. AS/MCIs involve one or more suspects who participate in an ongoing, random or systematic shooting spree, demonstrating the intent to harm others with the objective of mass murder.